Date(s) - 13/11/2018
19:00 - 21:00
St Mary's Guildhall
Coventry Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture 2018 will be held on Tuesday 13 November in St Mary’s Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry.
We are delighted to announce that the speaker will be Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, an articulate journalist and author who takes a progressive stance on social justice issues.
The title of the lecture will be
Keeping Faith in Just Values in an Age of Populism
Booking is essential. See booking form below.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was exiled from her birthplace, Uganda, in 1972. She is a journalist, author and academic. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, New York Times, Time Magazine and was a weekly columnist for The Independent for 18 years. She is now a columnist for I newspaper, International Business Times and the New European. She is also a well known radio and TV broadcaster.
She has won several awards including the Orwell prize for political writing and in 2017, National Press Awards columnist of the year prize. She has been shortlisted again in 2018. She was also given The Asian Media award for outstanding contribution to the Media. Her last book, Exotic England, explored England’s love of the east.
She is a part time professor at Middlesex University where she teaches and advises on policy and projects. In 2018, she will embark on a programme of research into the well-being of troubled young Muslims and work with practitioners on effective responses. She has twice been voted the 10th most influential Asian in Britain.
Doors open at 19:00 and Worldsong will entertain the audience until the lecture starts at 19:30.
Worldsong is a choir with a difference, performing stunning a capella harmony songs from around the world in their original languages. Its repertoire includes traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Africa, Britain, America and beyond, from diverse traditions such as work songs, gospel, haunting chants and rousing celebrations. Worldsong, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, is led by inspirational and talented musical Una May Olomolaiye.
There will be a question and answer session after the lecture and light refreshments will be served after the event.
This event is organised by Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation.