This Thread of Gold: A Celebration of Black Womanhood

Wednesday 13 September

Join Catherine Joy White in conversation about her new book This Thread of Gold which celebrates the history of Black female resistance.


Throughout history, acts of defiance have taken place in secret: through hushed conversations, in kitchens, churches, trusted networks. Other acts of defiance are made global, through art, politics, and open activism.

Celebrate the history of Black female resistance with Catherine Joy White in conversation about her new book, This Thread of Gold.

From Alice Walker to Beyoncé, from Audre Lorde to Doreen Lawrence, from Aretha Franklin to Zendaya: Catherine Joy White charts her own journey to self-discovery through the prism of extraordinary women to create a beautiful tapestry of Black joy.

Catherine will be in conversation with Chloe Lee, Citizenship and Migration Researcher at The National Archives. This in conversation event will be followed by a live audience Q&A.

As gender advisor to the United Nations, Catherine is working on gender equality on a global scale. She recently joined forces with the Premier League and the Premier League Charitable Fund to develop Changemakers, a gender equality and mental health programme for women and girls in England and Wales. She was also recently listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2022.

What’s Online is a series of talks, in conversation events and webinars delivered by our experts and special guests. Events last approximately one hour, including an audience Q&A.

This event will be presented on Zoom. For the best experience we recommend using either a laptop or desktop computer.

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