It’s that time of the year again… your favourite hub for (un)learning turns THREE next Friday and in true No Fly fashion, we’re celebrating by getting some of our friends and allies together to have important and thought provoking discussions.
Join us at Common House on Friday 8th July as we celebrate another milestone. Book your FREE ticket by CLICKING HERE.
Three years of flyness, resistance, defiance, (un)learning, taking up space unapologetically, creating safe spaces monthly for marginalised members of our community to gather together, running workshops, giving talks, hosting events, and centring the voices of Black British women and Black women living in the UK.
The night’s proceedings will kick off with an intimate conversation between No Fly on the WALL’s founder, Siana Bangura, and writer, photographer, and filmmaker Jendella Benson.
This conversation will be followed by a panel discussion on being ‘Generation Clipped Wing’, ‘Generation Clapback’, and ‘Generation #Brexit’. How do we resist and refuse erasure? We will discuss gentrification and the increasingly hostile nature of our cities, newly legitimised Fascism in the UK, racism, anti-blackness, identity politics and how all of this affects our mental health. We will also explore our DIY cultures and the things we create for ourselves. How do multiple marginalised voices come together and fight a common enemy without erasing each other’s individual struggles? Can we enter a new age of allyship? After all, black women do not exist in isolation, but in multiple different communities simultaneously.
Joining us for this lively discussion will be:
Grace Almond – Student at Royal Holloway and Vice President of Royal Holloway University’s WoC Collective
Chama Kay – Spoken word performer and mental health blogger and advocate
Amit Singh – Co-founder of Consented UK and political commentator
Rai Rafiq – Co-host of Mostly Lit Podcast on ShoutOut Network
Alex Holmes – Journalist and co-host of Mostly Lit Podcast on ShoutOut Network
The panel will be chaired by Siana Bangura.
Throughout the night there will be opportunities for audience participation and Q&As.
There will also be birthday cake, wine, and light nibbles. Signed copies of ‘Elephant’ by Siana Bangura will also be available to purchase on the night.
See you there!