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Byline presents: Whitelash! Fighting Racism in Brexit Britain


Monday 23 October 2017

Doors open 18.30. Interview starts at 19:00 followed by Q & A.
Networking, drinks and music at The Chapel cafe bar from 20:30

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Downstairs at the NUJ, The Chapel cafe bar, 308 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP



In the year since the EU referendum UK hate crimes have doubled, confirming anecdotal evidence than many 'Leave' voters believed their vote meant that people of colour should 'Leave' the UK.

But how many racists are there? Are they just emboldened by the result, but fighting the tide of history? Are class, constrained public services and austerity the real drivers behind voter anger? Has the media stoked fears about immigration? And how key is Islamophobia - with 'Islam isn't a race' being used to justify attacks on Muslims from both left and right.
Our Byline panel comprises five women who have personal and professional experience of racism and how to combat it:

Chaired by Afsana Lachaux.


  • Rushanara Ali - MP for Bethnal Green and Bow 
  • Salena Godden - poet and author
  • Bonnie Greer - playwright and columnist 
  • Kam Sandhu - editor/founder of Real Media UK


Afterwards, networking, drinks & food at The Chapel cafe bar


Tickets £9.60 (NUJ/students £7.20)

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Tags: , byline, equality, brexit, hate crime