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Wednesday 3 June 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts


The author of How to Be an Antiracist (2019) talks in Vox’s Today Explained series about our individual responsibility for challenging racist policies and power in this podcast from 1 June. See also his Antiracist Reading List for The New York Times.

According to James Baldwin, an artist ‘is simply somebody who helps you to see reality again’. What might it mean, then, if governments do not come to the aid of its artists and their institutions in this moment of crisis?


Ru & Adam, two organisers from the London Campaign Against Police and State Violence dispel the myth that policing in the UK is not as violent as in the US, unpacking the racist nature of the British police force by contextualising its history in colonial paramilitary policing.


The 4Front Project is a member-led youth organisation that supports young people who have been affected by violence and the criminal justice system. Their work centres on transformative justice and healing whilst directly challenging the UK’s addiction to criminalisation, policing and prisons – advocating that racial inequity, the criminal justice system and unaccountability are all drivers of violence. Here they share a set of resources to help us deepen our understanding about the root causes of inequity and harm.

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) is dedicated to both the preservation of and access to our global film heritage. The database offers links to (mostly) free online streaming services, plus extensive curatorial notes and other related material.

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