Fri 26th Oct, 10-7pm, Goldsmiths, University of London
A Jubilee of a Different Kind: Celebrating Diane Abbott’s 25 years as an MP
Celebrating, honouring, reflecting on 25 years of the UK’s first black female MP, Diane Abbott
To celebrate Diane’s achievements, Dr Deirdre Osborne from Goldsmiths’ Department of Theatre and Performance has organised a series of discussions, readings, live performance and panel debates to examine how positively modern Britain’s migratory heritage has transformed the nation, covering journalism, education, politics and the arts.
In 1987, Diane Abbott made history by becoming the first black woman ever elected to the British Parliament. She has since built a distinguished career as a parliamentarian, broadcaster and commentator.
A number of influential public figures will take part in the day, including journalists Moira Stuart and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Herman Lord Ouseley and Ken Livingstone, Patricia Janet, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, author Malorie Blackman and film director John Akomfrah.