Publishing in the wake of Black Lives Matter

Tuesday 23 November 2021

We invite Margaret Busby and Anamik Saha to discuss how publishing can engage with questions of race, towards meaningful transformation.

 

The #BlackLivesMatter protests in the summer of 2020 produced an unprecedented amount of public statements from corporate media in support of the movement. Such media usually shy away from making political pronouncements, especially around racism. This was particularly the case for the publishing industry which research shows remains the whitest and most privileged cultural sector.

In this event, join Margaret Busby and Anamik Saha as they discuss how publishing can better engage with questions of race, and whether this recent reckoning with racism, expressed in the #BLM statements realised by nearly all the major publishing houses, can lead to meaningful change and transformation.

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