This Is Why I Resist

Thu, 25 March 2021 17:30 – 18:30 GMT

Lawyer, political and civil rights activist and campaigner, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu talks about her life, work and latest book.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are delighted to give a warm welcome to Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, political and women’s rights activist, to present this online public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire.

A New York Attorney and solicitor of England and Wales, with broad expertise in the financial services industry, Shola is a writer, public speaker and political commentator featured in mainstream and online media. She has contributed to and appeared on a wide range of channels including Sky News, CNN, BBC News, and in publications such as The Telegraph and The Guardian.

During this talk, she will discuss her own experiences, and talk about her latest book, This is Why I Resist: Don’t Define My Black Identity.

Digging down into the roots of racism both in the UK and USA, Shola explores the different forms that everyday racism can take, while asking us to raise our voices to end the oppression. The lecture will be followed by an online Q&A session, hosted by Anne Dawson, the Head of the Media School at the University of Gloucestershire.

The Speaker

Shola founded the Women in Leadership publication as a platform to drive positive change on topical issues that impact women globally through inspiring personal leadership journeys; and established She@LawTalks to promote women and BAME leadership in the legal profession through universities and secondary schools.

An academic enthusiast, she has an Executive MBA (Cambridge), PhD (Birkbeck), LLM (London School of Economics and Political Science), MA (Westminster) and LLB Hons (Buckingham University).

Scrutinising government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective, she co-organises women’s marches and social campaigns.

As this lecture will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams, an email link will be sent to confirmed attendees the day before the event.

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