A Better Future: Health Activism, Hair, Race, Beauty & Practical Wisdom

Wednesday 26th October

Join us for an evening in recognition of Black History Month. This event is supported by the Hibbert Trust.


Ways of Knowing and Being for a Better Future: Health Activism, Hair, Race, Beauty, and Practical Wisdom’. This event is supported by the Hibbert Trust and is taking place in recognition of Black History Month.

The Chair for the Roundtable Discussion, after the speakers presentations, will be Charmaine Burton, Honorary Secretary of the Lunar Society.

We are delighted to welcome our speakers:

Kariima Ali, is a PhD researcher at Roehampton University and will be exploring discursive forms of activism and politics of care present in the extensive oral and archival history of the emerging Black women’s movement of the late 1970’s.

Dr Sabena Jameel is an Associate Professor in Medical Professionalism and Academic Quality Lead at the University of Birmingham Medical School. She is also a practising GP in inner city Birmingham. She will be talking to us about Practical Wisdom as a Solutionary Heuristic

Davina Hawthorne (De Montfort University) will discuss FACE x Horniman – Hair: Untold Hair stories an online exhibition that explore personal narratives attached to hair from Black, Brown, and Asian perspectives within the UK in conversation with Max Kandhola (Nottingham Trent University) discussing and expanding on his latest submission to the exhibition. FACE is the network of ‘Fashion Academics Creating Equality’.

Registration will start at 5.45pm (refreshments will be served) and the event commences at 6.15pm to 8.00pm at Conference Aston Hotel.

Parking is not available on site. The nearest car park is Millennium Point located on Howe Street, B4 7AP and costs are as follows:-

  • Up to 2 hours £3.10
  • Up to 4 hours £5.10
  • Up to 6 hours £5.90
  • Up to 12 hours £6.90
  • Up to 24 hours £9.80.

There are excellent public transport links via Moor Street and New Street station and on bus routes.

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