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#reconstructionwork: a conversation with Gary Younge and Lola Olufemi

6pm, Friday 26th June 2020
Image designed by graphic artist Justina Bailey.

As part of our new #reconstruction work programme, Stuart Hall Foundation is launching a series of online one-to-one conversations. 

Bringing together writers, artists and activists, the conversations will consider how we can build a better society and culture in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide.

In the first of the series, you will meet writer and academic Gary Younge and black feminist writer, organiser and researcher Lola Olufemi.

The discussion will explore how the long histories of black cultural and political activism can help us construct just and equal futures, working across different generations and geographies.

The event will be live-streamed at 6pm, Friday 26th June 2020.


Please register via Zoom (link below) to watch the conversation and submit questions to Gary and Lola. 
Alternatively, you can view the livestream feed on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. 

You can submit questions in advance by emailing

This is a free event. Instead of charging for tickets, we would very much like to encourage people to donate to the Foundation to help towards costs associated with our #reconstructionwork programme activity. 


Gary Younge is an award-winning journalist, author and professor of sociology at Manchester University.  He has written five books, most recently Another Day in the Death of America, which was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. Gary worked for The Guardian for 26 years where he was a columnist and the US correspondent for 12 years, returning to become the paper's editor-at-large and leaving for Manchester University in April 2020. He is also the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media and on the editorial board of The Nation in the US.

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer, organiser and researcher from London. She holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship with futurity. She is co-author of A FLY Girl's Guide to University (2019), author of Feminism Interrupted: Disrupting Power (2020), a member of 'bare minimum', an interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective and the recipient of the techne AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership between The Stuart Hall Foundation, CREAM and Westminster School of Arts.

Image designed by graphic artist Justina Bailey.