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Lunar Campfires: "I'm Not White, What Do You Call Me?"

  • SOHO HOUSE Soho Street BIRMINGHAM UK (map)

Friday 21st June 2019, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Soho House, B18 5LB

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Join us for a free evening of conversations and zine-making to explore how we use labels to empower and disempower the communities we’re part of.

Saying you’re not white hits a nerve. We’re going to explore why.

Instead of using a classroom, we’re taking over Soho House to talk about the challenging and liberating ways we use language to explore our identities. The labels we use can feel light or heavy depending on who says it, where it’s said, and when.

You can expect:

  • Snacks and drinks (so please RSVP!)

  • Various activities allowing you to anonymously share, respond to art, and talk with others about the impact language has had on you.

  • Zine-making.

  • A quiet space if you want to take a break.

  • Round-up, cathartic discussion about personal identity around our [hypothetical!] campfire.

About Lunar Campfire

At the heart of Don’t Settle is the belief that young people are change-makers. Inspired by how Lunar Society meetings directly and indirectly changed Birmingham, and by extension, the world, Lunar Campfires is a safe space for young people of colour to shape how we discuss race and representation in the 21st century. This is especially because white privilege is embedded in heritage and how we discuss history today.

Whilst the original Lunar Society was comprised exclusively of industrialists and intellectuals who met monthly at Soho House, Lunar Campfires is open to all. Lunar Campfires will tour Birmingham and the Black Country throughout the year.

About Don’t Settle

Don’t Settle is part of Free Radical, a company which exists to give young people the space to tell stories about themselves, their communities, and what they care about. Don’t Settle is a three-year National Lottery Heritage Fund project which empowers 16-25 year old people of colour in Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research, and governance.

Earlier Event: June 19
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Later Event: June 26
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