DPOCA Presents: Diane Abbott Talk and Q&A

Monday 25 October 2021

Durham’s People Of Colour Association presents a talk and Q&A with Ms Diane Abbott, in celebration of black history month.


In celebration of black history month, Durham’s People Of Colour Association (DPOCA) have invited Ms Diane Abbott to speak about her experiences navigating the political world as a black woman, particularly as the first woman of black heritage elected to the House of Commons.

Ms Abbott is of Jamaican heritage and was born and bred in London. She studied at Cambridge University before going on to be the MP representing Hackney North and Stoke Newington for over 30 years. Over the course of her political career, she has taken on roles such as the Shadow Home Secretary of the UK, and is currently the longest-serving black MP in the House of Commons.

During this talk, Diane will touch on her journey as a politician and the many experiences she has faced as a black woman in power. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, allowing the audience members to ask Ms Abbott questions which she will answer live.