YOLO. Black "English" Who's Shaping Whose Identity?

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The University of Winchester

The Stripe Complex

Sparkford Road

Winchester

SO22 5HT

United Kingdom

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Jim Baker: Historian, commentator, activist, and organiser.

A black working-class Londoner, with Barbadian and Welsh grandparents, Jim will explore how England shaped the experience of black people; and how black people have shaped what Englishness is today. He will:

- ask 'did anyone ever want me to be English?'

- explain why the 'invitation' to the Windrush generation was so important

- explore how black cultural influence is embedded in English identity

- argue that identities always change, no matter how brutal the process


YOLO


“See, I was never great in school

My grades were cool

But I couldn't understand whoever made the rules

The whole thing was so inflexible

I often felt like we were getting played for fools

But that experience is the reason I wrote this

Who would've known this would be a nice fit?

Talent doesn't die, it just goes unnoticed

But potential doesn't exist until you realise it,” (George The Poet)


Refreshments: Cash bar between 6.15 - 6.45pm

Location: The Stripe Complex, The University of Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR.

Carparking: If driving please use the main car park, which is the 4th turning on the left along Sparkford Road (marked main car park). Once parked, follow signs to the Stripe building. If the main car park is full, further parking is available if you leave the car park, turn right on Sparkford Road, then take the first left. (Medecroft). Parking is free of charge and in high demand, we advise delegates to arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment

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This event is from the Centre for English Identity and Politics. For more information about the centre, click here

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The University of Winchester

The Stripe Complex

Sparkford Road

Winchester

SO22 5HT

United Kingdom

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