Injustice Within The Criminal Justice System: A Discussion with Kema Kay

Thursday 27th April

Kema Sikazwe, also known as Kema Kay, will discuss his lived experience of the criminal justice system in this interactive talk


Kema Sikazwe, who goes by the stage name Kema Kay, will be hosting a talk on his lived experience of racial profiling, police brutality, and the criminal justice system. The interaction between race and class in the face of the legal system will also be considered. Kema has starred in the movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’, wrote and starred in successful Live Theatre production “Shine” (which has recently been commissioned into a TV series by the BBC), and recently won Performing Artist of the Year (2022) at the North East Culture Awards. Kema has also featured on We Are England, where he detailed his experience of growing up black in Newcastle.

This free talk will be interactive and audience members will have the opportunity to collectively discuss these issues with Kema. This booking page is for external visitors only. If you are a student or staff member at Newcastle University please this booking page.

External visitors can also book onto Dr. Beverley Prevatt Goldstein’s talk and Parisa Panahi’s talk using these links.

Please contact Melanie McLaughlan at if you are interested in the Venting Workshop for People of Colour or the Zine Making Workshop and you will be added to a waitlist. At present we are reserving these workshops for students. If we have space available for either workshop we will contact you prior to the event.