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Our next #reconstructionwork conversation: Shiv Malik and Susanna Rustin

16 Oct 2020

Technologist, author, broadcaster and former investigative journalist Shiv Malik will be taking part in our next #reconstructionwork online conversation on Friday 30th October together with social affairs leader writer for the Guardian and SHF trustee Susanna Rustin.


The Stuart Hall Foundation's #reconstructionwork programme is a series of online one-to-one conversations that brings together writers, artists and activists to consider how we can build a better society in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide. 

Since launching in June, the #reconstructionwork conversations have explored how the long histories of black cultural and political activism can help us construct just and equal futures, working across different generations and geographies (Gary Younge and Lola Olufemi), how best to effect political change through grassroots activism and the parliamentary system, taking into consideration the role of community, culture and theories of change (David Lammy and Amina Gichinga), and the importance of new histories, Reparations, working to decolonise education and shifting collective memories in the effort to imagine new futures (Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse).

In the last decade, intergenerational inequalities have been at the fore of political argument, alongside other inequalities such as class, race, sex, with which the left has traditionally been engaged. For our fourth conversation in the series, Shiv Malik and Susanna Rustin will explore how this new analysis, and the economic reality on which it has been based, has changed our politics and what this might mean for the future.

This event will be livestreamed online at 6pm BST, Friday 30th October.