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The Colour of Our Politics

The Colour of Our Politics

By The Colour of Our Politics
The Colour of Our Politics is a new podcast from Javaad Alipoor and Tanya Vital about the history of anti-racism in the UK, what’s going on today and what might happen in the future.

Javaad and Tanya aren’t pretending to have all the answers – but they do know some pretty interesting people. Combining this with rigorous discussion, the duo will be joined by special expert guests to illuminate how anti-racism in the UK today has been shaped by a long history of activism and resistance.
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The Colour of Our Politics - Episode 1: Javaad Alipoor and Tanya Vital
Alongside their work in theatre and broadcast, Javaad and Tanya have been part of anti-racist politics all of their lives. Both grew up in Bradford in the 1990s, the birthplace of the Asian Youth Movement, where stories about the kids who stopped racists rioting every Friday night became the stuff of legend. Today, one of their shared frustrations about the current anti-racism conversation is the focus on a US-centric narrative when there are so many incredible, epic stories about people and communities who stood up against British imperialism and racism here in England reaching back across three centuries. To kick off this brand new podcast series, Javaad and Tanya will throw the spotlight on Bradford, focusing on the youth movements that radically changed this country in the 70s and 80s, to reveal how they continue to impact our lives today. New episodes of The Colour of Our Politics will be released every two weeks throughout April and May. For more information about The Colour of Our Politics, please visit: www.javaadalipoor.co.uk/the-colour-of-our-politics/ Let us know what you think of the podcast and share the episode using the #colourofourpolitics The Colour of Our Politics is supported by Bradford Literature Festival and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford.
52:18
April 8, 2021
The Colour of Our Politics - Episode 2: Chardine Taylor-Stone
Chardine is an award-winning cultural producer, Black feminist, Labour party activist and writer (Sold Out: How Black Feminism Lost Its Soul). A committed trade unionist, she is vice-chair of the Musician’s Union Equalities Committee and an elected member of the London Regional Committee. In a wide-ranging conversation that moves from Sheffield to Syria, Bradford to Washington DC, the trio explore class, racism and the Labour party, from Tony Blair’s Cool Britannia to today; Afro-Pessimism; and reflections on using the term BAME. New episodes of The Colour of Our Politics will be released every two weeks throughout April and May. For more information about The Colour of Our Politics, please visit: www.javaadalipoor.co.uk/the-colour-of-our-politics/ Let us know what you think of the podcast and share the episode using the #colourofourpolitics The Colour of Our Politics is supported by Bradford Literature Festival and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford.
54:07
April 8, 2021