Taking Up Space


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The realities of being a black girl in a white institution are laid bare by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, authors of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change.

As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance, and the feeling that you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people.

Recent University of Cambridge graduates Kwakye and Ogunbiyi wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and manifesto for change.

The book tackles issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism and life before and after university.

Come and join Kwakye and Ogunbiyi to discuss Taking Up Space and the realities of being a black girl in a white institution.

Royal Festival Hall

  • Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
  • South Bank
  • London
  • SE1 8XX

020 3879 9555
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