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Oct 16, 2020

BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and historian Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who combines unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. Author of the book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala is well-versed in providing race and class analyses of a variety of historical eras and contemporary British society.

Moderated by Dr. Kamau Bobb, this eye-opening conversation will explore the ways historical narratives are created and maintained, how Akala’s own life experiences growing up in London were shaped by these narratives, and how we can leverage the interconnectedness of the African diaspora to build solidarity and empower communities around the world.

The Search for Racial Equity Series is a global forum offering an in depth study and dialog of racial equity and justice, through forthright discussion and a syllabus that intends to amplify the most authentic and powerful voices of our time and of this movement. We aim to create safe spaces for the most important and authentic discussions.

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