Paul Gilroy - In Conversation, 21st January 2009
In Conversation with Paul Gilroy
Wed 21 January, 7.15pm
The Rich Mix Centre, Bethnal Green, Screen 3
Marking the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s 80th birthday, the Rich Mix in collaboration with the Citizenship Foundation welcomes writer and academic Professor Paul Gilroy to the Rich Mix's 'In Conversation' series.
Born in East London to Guyanese and English parents, Paul is Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics and is the first holder of the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory.
Paul is best known for his work on racism, nationalism and ethnicity and his original approach to the history of the African diaspora into the western hemisphere. He has lectured all over the world, has curated exhibitions and has written a number of publications, including the well respected Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack (1987). Paul will be talking about his career to date as well as his current research projects.
This event is hosted in collaboration with the Citizenship Foundation. The Citizenship Foundation is an independent educational charity that exists to encourage and enable individuals to play an effective role in democratic society. Our vision is of a just, inclusive and cohesive society in which individuals have the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to engage effectively in their communities.