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Unlearning Lightbulb: Race, Gender, and Class Intersectionality

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About this event

Keynote speaker:

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is an award-winning community organiser and activist. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of UK Black Pride, the world's largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, and a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, gender expressions and cultures. Lady Phyll was also Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust (an international LGBTQ human rights charity), a respected public speaker and writer focusing on race, gender, class, sexuality, and their intersections.

Elvina Binu is an ARU Race Equality Advocate and MEng Mechanical Engineering student. Elvina will discuss the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality, exploring diverse perspectives and experiences, with a student-focused lens.

The event will start at 5:00pm, with our featured speakers, followed by a Q&A:

  • 17:00 - 17:05, Introduction
  • 17:05 – 17:50, Talk by Lady Phyll
  • 17:50 – 18:05, Presentation from Elvina Binu, Race Equality Advocate and MEng Mechanical Engineering student, ARU
  • 18:05 – 18:30, Q&A and closing remarks

From 18:30-19:00, there will be a networking opportunity with refreshments provided in the atrium.

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