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‘Are we going to be allowed to stay here?’ Migration, Discrimination, Resistance

‘Are we going to be allowed to stay here?’ Migration, Discrimination, Resistance Thursday 19th March, 7pm The Drum 144 Potters Lane, Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Immigrants are being blamed for pressures on housing, jobs and infrastructure, in a context of … Continue reading

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XYM the Yorkshire Rapper on the ‘N’ Word Debate

This is a special guest post by XYM the Yorkshire Rapper, who was one of the panel members for the Black People vs Niggas: Race, Class and the ‘N’ Word discussion event. This article reflects his own personal view and … Continue reading

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ARE YOU CHARLIE? Racism, Religion, Freedom of Speech & Civil Liberties

ARE YOU CHARLIE? Racism, Religion, Freedom of Speech & Civil Liberties Fri 23 Jan, 7pm The Drum 144 Potters Lane, Aston Birmingham B6 4UU On January 7 2015 the killings of journalists and two police officers in Paris at the … Continue reading

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Do They Know Its Christmas in Birmingham? The Politics of Austerity

Date: Tuesday December 16th 2014 Time: 7-9pm Place: New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies @ The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU Since May 2010 the UK has found itself under the auspices of austerity, undergoing cuts to the state and … Continue reading

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Policing the plantation: Legalised killings of the ‘Bad Nigger’

The event ‘Black People vs Niggas: Race, class and the N word’ held at the Drum, drew a large crowd and intense debate about the word, its history and the appropriateness of using it.  We were fortunate to have to … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith After the Horse Has Bolted: The Trojan Dismantling of State Schooling

The first event of the New Centre was a panel discussion about the Trojan horse debacle that engulfed Birmingham Schools. We were fortunate to have a panel of academics, activists and community members to discuss the issues bought up by … Continue reading

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Black People vs. Niggas: Race, Class and the N-Word

Date: Thursday November 20th 2014 Time: 7-9pm Place: New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies @ The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU The N-word is one of the most controversial in the English language and is widely debated within Black communities. … Continue reading

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Them and Us through the Looking Glass: Race, Arts and Politics

Date: Thursday September 18th 2014 Time: 7-9pm Place: New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies @ The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU What does it mean to be a BME artist? How does the title affect your work and visibility as … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith After the Horse Has Bolted: Birmingham, Religion and Education

Date: Thursday 31st July Time: 7-9pm Place: New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies @ The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies, pioneered at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, took a distinctive position on how … Continue reading

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