HOW BLACK HISTORY IS TOLD IS PART OF THE SOLUTION TO RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY
With Dr Ebun Joseph
28/09/2020 at 7:00pm
Whoever controls the narrative of the past and how history is told, controls the future. How is the history of the Black community told in Ireland? From Rachael Baptiste in 1700s to Frederick Douglass in the 1800s; Phil Lynott in 1900s when we also had basketball champions like Mario Eli, NBA champion, and Singer, Samatha Mumba, Black communities in Ireland are not so new. Ireland has been known to engage with the African continent, their wealth and struggles. This talk will highlight some of the interactions with the Black diaspora and how non-Eurocentric perspectives of Black history is important in Ireland today.
Dr Ebun Joseph is a Race relations consultant, Director Institute of Antiracism and Black Studies and Chairperson, African Scholars Association Ireland (AFSAI) and Teaching Fellow at TCD. Dr Joseph is an author, TV panellist, Columnist, equality activist and convenor of various webinars on Anti-Racism. With a research focus on Labour markets and race relations, she has presented at several conferences, businesses and non-profits. Ebun is published and contributes regular responses on contemporary issues of race and racism in Ireland. Her recent book is titled, Racial stratification in Ireland: A Critical race theory of labour market inequality with Manchester University press. She also co-authored the book, Challenging Perceptions of Africa in Schools: Critical Approaches to Global Justice Education with Routledge in Jan 2020.
Booking is required for this talk.