Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children
In conversation with Razia Iqbal
Sunday 13th September 2020, 12.30-1.30pm
Baillie Gifford Marquee, Wimbledon Common
'It's not black versus white, it's everyone versus the racists' - Patrick Hutchinson.
Join ‘accidental Black Lives Matter Hero’ Patrick Hutchinson as he discusses his new book, race and the photo that went viral.
Patrick Hutchinson is a gym instructor and Hercules Wimbledon athletics coach, who accidentally shot to fame when the now iconic image of him lifting a white protestor out of danger during a Black Lives Matter protest made its way to newspaper front pages around the world. Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children is a poignant and heart felt collection of poems and letters, sharing the realities of life as a black man in Britain today. Patrick grounds the writing in his own experiences with discrimination and the advice he wants to give the next generation to help break down barriers and unite everyone against racism.
The work is co-written with the award-winning performance poet and author Sophia Thakur who will be performing her poetry at the event.
Razia Iqbal is a BBC news and current affairs journalist and was the BBC’s arts correspondent for 10 years.