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    Patrisse Cullors: An Abolitionist Journey

    Fri 11 Mar, 7pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10 ⁠–⁠ £38
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    Patrisse Cullors, author and activist

    Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the momentous Black Lives Matter movement, unveils her new book, An Abolitionist’s Handbook.

    WOW presents a very special evening with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, author, educator, artist and abolitionist, to launch An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World.

    Cullors is in conversation with Afua Hirsch, broadcaster, film-maker, former barrister and award-winning author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging. The duo discuss Cullors’ groundbreaking book as they imagine a world where communities are treated with dignity, care and respect.

    Cullors gives us the tools to equip everyday activists to effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future, leading with love, fierce compassion and precision.

    Join us to learn the history of abolition, reimagine what reparations might look like for Black lives and get the tools to envision change and healing.

    An Abolitionist’s Handbook is published by OWN IT! a Black and Brown-owned and -run storytelling lifestyle brand, publishing, producing and representing powerful stories across books, music, art and film.

    Patrisse Cullors has been on the frontlines of abolitionist organising for 20 years. Since she began the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, it has expanded into a global foundation supporting Black-led movements in the US, UK and Canada and been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Time Magazine named Cullors as one of the one hundred most influential people of 2020.

    Part of WOW – Women of the World Festival.

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    This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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    Copies of An Abolitionist's Handbook are available to purchase as an optional add-on for a discounted price of £13.99 when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.

    Dates & times

    Fri 11 Mar, 7pm
    Approximate run time: 90 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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    • Concessions25%**


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