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Black Women’s Radical Resistance in Britain

Black women’s radical resistance and resilience in Britain has and continues to fuel, sustain, and transform social movements in the European context and outside of it. As leaders, organizers, survivors, and resistors, Black women’s activism in Britain and in the African Diaspora is critical to past, present, and even future understandings of the Black radical tradition. With this, how do we honor, celebrate, and learn from Black British Women Radicals who paved the way for us to be here?

The event, “Black Women’s Radical Resistance in Britain” features an intergenerational conversation between two radical Black women activists and academics.

Dr. Beverley Bryan, founder member of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) and a member of the British Black Panther Movement and Jade Bentil, a Black feminist historian and author of the forthcoming book, REBEL CITIZEN, which draws upon oral history interviews to explore the intimate recollections of African and African-Caribbean women who migrated to Britain following the Second World War. The conversation will interrogate historical and contemporary political memories and struggles of Black women’s resistance, radicalism, belonging, and the futurity of their movement building in Britain and beyond.


The event is a collaboration between Black Women Radicals and Haymarket Books and is a part of Black Women Radicals “Afrofeminisms in Europe” series, which is a political meditation, interrogation, and celebration of European Afrofeminisms and Black feminisms.