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Join the Many Voices Reading Group

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All students and staff, and members of the UEL community are welcome

The Many Voices Reading Group is launching online, with an inaugural session on Thursday 9 July, from 11am-12:30pm via Teams.

Register your attendance.

Students of all levels, all staff, and all members of the UEL community are warmly welcomed to join. No reading in advance of the session is required. In this session we will read from Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Azeezat Johnson.

Many Voices strives to be a safer and equitable space for engaging in dialogue. In the group, we read Black authors who articulate on Black experiences, in resistance to structural racism and white supremacy, and in celebration of Blackness and being. These texts also enable us to explore intersectionality, directly through their writing or through interpretation in the dialogues that follow amongst the participants. Many Voices is a place to listen, connect and reflect together.

Many Voices follows a format of introducing ourselves, reading, out loud and in turn, short texts or excerpts chosen for the session, followed by a group dialogue on how we connect to the texts through our lives and experiences.

Following guidance from Building the Anti-Racist Classroom (BARC), Many Voices holds the values of a principled space, in particular:

  • Be aware of your privilege and step back so other people can step forward.
  • Believe people's experiences of marginalisation and honour their vulnerability.
  • All experiences shared may be deeply personal and should be treated in confidence. Discussions held in the room stay in the room.

We look forward to reading and sharing together then.

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Thursday, 9 July 2020
11:00-12:30