The Newnham x Robinson BME Open Mic Night held at the Robinson College Bar on February 11, 2018 was forcibly shut down by the Bar staff upon receiving complaints by white students that they didn’t enjoy the BME performances. The organisers share a response.
Before I envisaged my future and saw that it was inevitably queer, I struggled with my identity in that present. I struggled to contextualise my queerness within the history of my Kenyan and Ugandan ancestors. This is the legacy of colonialism that shapes my queerness today.Read more "The locations of those cracks: colonialism and queerness | Anonymous"
ACS President Ore Ogunbiyi calls for black men to stop complaining, acknowledge their priviledge and get involved.Read more "We need your support, not your freestyles | Ore Ogunbiyi"
Sometimes I don’t want to be patient, I don’t want to be measured, I want you to know how I feel and I want the luxury of that vulnerability.Read more "When anger is just another privilege you don’t have access to | Fenja Akinde-Hummel"
Jessica Tan asks, ‘will you join me in considering when to sit down, shut up and listen vs stand up, speak out and aggressively take up exclusive spaces?’Read more "Sit down, shut up, and listen | Jessica Tan"
As members of FLY, the university’s network for women and non-binary people of colour, we condemn the targeting of CUSU Women’s Officer Lola Olufemi in the reports of The Telegraph and The Daily Mail.Read more "FLY Statement in support of Lola Olufemi and the Decolonize the English Faculty Campaign"
Events like Notting Hill Carnival must be protected. The demonisation and criticism of them in the press, or the attempts by the wealthy and powerful to shut them down, must be challenged.Read more "Notting Hill Carnival: A show of strength by immigrant working class communities of London | Nadine Batchelor-Hunt"