History with a Flex

Black History Month
Pauline Campbell is a British writer and senior lawyer raised in London after her parents crossed thousands of miles to live in Britain, leaving the warm shores of the Caribbean behind. In 2021, Pauline Campbell published her first non-fiction book, 'Rice & Peas and Fish & Chips: One woman's story of overcoming racism'. She is currently the legal adviser to the Windrush Reach Project.

At this Student Success talk, Pauline will reflect on how she has navigated her way around the preconceived perceptions of Black women throughout history, from enslaved women to the here and now, and everything in between. Pauline will consider some unusual golden nuggets from history, in which Elizabeth I and Margaret Thatcher even get a mention! This talk will not just focus on Black women, as it's important to recognise that all women face struggle, however clear distinctions will be made when it comes to how racism impacts Black women's lives. 'History with a Flex' aims to challenge the narrative in presentation and perceptions of Black women throughout history, and in so doing empower and celebrate our sisters.

West Indian food and refreshments will be available as part of this event, including patties, plantain chips and tropical fruit juices.

Cross-Divisional Student Success Event

Booking details

None required - please just turn up!

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