Tuesday 12 November 18:00 - 20:30

London South Bank University
Keyworth Centre
Keyworth Street
London
SE1 6NG

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LSBU Presents An Evening With Gary Younge

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LSBU Honorary Award Winner Gary Younge provides a sharply observed perspective on the current political situation in the UK & beyond

EquiNet, the network for BME staff at LSBU proudly presents an evening with Gary Younge, an award winning author, broadcaster and editor at large for The Guardian. Gary Younge is a Visiting Professor of Politics and holds an honorary doctorate from LSBU. He has spoken on a wide range of topics at LSBU since 2009: Obama and the Presidential Election; Black Lives Matter; The Legacy of Martin Luther King; Trump and Brexit: the New Normal; Windrush and the NHS. At this event, he will be speaking on the current political situation with its attendant complexities followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception.

Provisional programme

5.30pm Arrival and registration

6pm Welcome and introduction

6.10pm Keynote lecture by Gary Younge

7pm Q&A

7.30pm Networking and refreshments

8.30pm Close

Gary has enjoyed much acclaim for his journalism. Most recently, this year he was awarded feature writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards and feature of the year at the Amnesty Media Awards for articles about white America and knife crime in Britain. Last year he was awarded the James Aronson Career Achievement Award by Hunter College in New York. In 2015 he won the David Nyhan Prize for political journalism from the Shorenstein Centre for Media, Politics and Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. “It’s the powerless on whose behalf he writes,” said the Center’s director. In 2016 he won he Comment Piece of the Year from The Comment Awards, where he won Foreign Commentator of the Year the year before.

He has written also five books:

  • Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives;
  • The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream; Who Are We?, And Should it Matter in the
  • 21st century; Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A
  • Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South.

Last year his most recent book, Another Day in the Death of America won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. He has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit and in 2016 he won the Sanford St. Martin Trust Radio Award Winner for excellence in religious reporting.

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