Dissent! - Weekly online discussions inspired by the history of Radicalism

What is dissent? Which stories get told? Who is remembered and who is forgotten? From the historical home of dissenters and abolitionists, this series of talks aims to uncover histories of radicalism from the bottom up, finding inspiration from the past and hope in the present.

Each week speakers will share their thoughts, research and experience on the following topics before a group discussion will take place. The first four weeks of this programme will focus on the following topics:



Week 1, 2nd June

Anti-Colonial Dissent: Reckoning with the past – Slave Revolts and Abolition 


Speaker: Gurminder K Bhambra speaking on the Haitian Revolution

Week 2, 16th June

Defining Violence’ – What is deemed ‘violence’? Who gets to be violent and who gets to resist?



Week 3, 30th June

Dissenting academies and Radical Education



Kehinde Andrews on Black radicalism and the supplementary school movement

Week 4, 14th July

Radical coalitions – thinking across lines of division


Annie Olaloku-Teriba on Black radical coalitions



Sessions take place 6-7.30pm via Zoom. When booking you will be registered for all the events taking place in this first 4 week period and notified of the next four week block of talks in the near future – all links will be sent to your email. You do not have to attend all events but will be reminded via email every Wednesday for the upcoming sessions. 

We are requesting a donation for this event to cover the speaker fees, suggested donations are £10 to cover access to all four events. Minimum donation is £1 to access all events and you can email amy@new-unity.org for free access to make this event accessible for everyone.

Accessibility statement:

There will be live auto-transcription enabled during this event and edited transcripts can be sent to all participants after the event. This event will be recorded, guests will have the opportunity to turn their webcam off and re-name themselves before recording. Exclusionary language is not acceptable at this event. Please contact amy@new-unity.org for any accessibility requirements.

We are not able to provide a BSL interpreter for this event.

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