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Me & White Supremacy : The Young Adult Edition

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10.02.22 : 18:00 - 19:00
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Layla F Saad, chaired by Pragya Agarwal


Almost two years ago, we welcomed Layla Saad to Edinburgh to celebrate and explore her first book, the now globally celebrated best-seller Me & White Supremacy.

We could not be more honoured to welcome her back, this time virtually, for the launch of a youth edition of this vital book, which will help younger readers to feel more confident talking about white supremacy and antiracism.

In this event, addressed to adults and young people alike, Layla offers knowledge and practical tools needed to help change the world, now and for the generations that come after us.

Me and White Supremacy isn't just a book that you read, it is a book that you do, and it has the power to make you question the world you live in whilst giving you the tools to do something to change it. In this Young Adult edition, Layla has completely reworked the original to address readers of 11+ and of all races to help them explore and better understand racism.

The book is based on the understanding that it is important for all young people to understand these topics, so they can grow into adults who know how to have conversations about race and racism as well as how to work together collectively to create an antiracist world.

Like the original book, this edition guides readers through the different concepts that contribute to white supremacy and explores how they can help dismantle it to create a fairer world. It is written in such a way that it can be worked through together as a group, in class, or individually, and over any period of time.

HOST: Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, and a freelance journalist. As a Senior Academic in US and UK universities, she has held the prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship, following a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Pragya is the author of SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, (M)otherhood and Wish We Knew What to Say. As a freelance journalist, her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, BMJ, Times Higher Education, Huffington Post, Prospect, Forbes, and many more.

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