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The All Welcome Reading Group is a discussion group focussing on fiction and non-fiction books, essays, plays, films and podcasts by people of colour. Join this month’s conversation facilitated by Educator and Equal Rights Campaigner Zo Daniels.

Due to current government requirements this event will take place online via Zoom and we invite you to pay what you can.

Please book a ticket, and we will send you your e-ticket with the Zoom link.

Start 11am.  The discussion will last approximately 90 minutes.

16 years+

For this session we invite you to watch the film The Hate U Give. Adapted from Angie Thomas’ acclaimed debut young adult novel of the same title and directed by George Tillman Jr, The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), who lives between two worlds. Her first being her home, a poor Black neighbourhood, and the other being the mostly white prep school she attends. Starr battles with two identities, adopting code-switching to survive.

The Hate U Give has been described by Richard Brody from The New York Times as an “empathetic, nuanced portrait of a teens political awakening”. The film deals with complex issues of identity, racism, poverty and policing in a sensitive way, addressing different perspectives, which allow the audience to really think about the circumstances of each of the characters that lead them to feel and behave the ways they do. Starr’s story will leave you breathless, unmistakably sad but also determined to understand how we can approach conversations about race with compassion.

Please watch the film and join us to discuss key points that resonate, surprise, challenge and inspire you.

Previously discussed by the All Welcome Reading Group

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
Girl Woman Other by Bernadine Evaristo
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
My Sister the Serial Killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaithe
The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Sway by Pragya Agarwal
Mask Off by JJ Bola
Feminism Interrupted by Lola Olufemi
About Race podcast series by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansbury