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Meet Debora Kayembe: activist, human rights lawyer and Edinburgh University’s new Rector

CW: anti-Blackness, racism Last week the exciting appointment of Debora Kayembe as the 54th Rector of Edinburgh University was announced. The top Scottish human rights lawyer ran unopposed for the role and will assume her position on the 1st of March. With an impressive background in law and linguistics, she makes history as she becomes only the […]

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Remembering the ‘Notorious RBG’: what it means to be an American

“I ask no favour for my sex… All I ask of our brethren, is that they take their feet, off our necks.” The honourable Ruth Bader Ginsburg uttered these words in 1973 when she presented her first case in front of the Supreme Court as a litigator for the Women’s Right Project of the American […]

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Fringe Theatre

From the Mississippi Delta

From the Mississippi Delta is a hard-hitting and inspiring auto-biographical play, following the life and times of Endesha Ida Mae Holland as she journeys from prostitute, to prominent civil rights activist, to academic and playwright. The production gorgeously recounts life in the early 20th century segregated South, showing the brutal horrors of racism but also […]

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Woke

After her sell-out performance at the Festival Fringe with Black is the Colour of My Voice, singer and actress Apphia Campbell returns with another story to tell. In Woke, this brilliant performer merges two civil rights stories in a passionate and heart-breaking show with a strong political, but also distinctly human, message. Woke is told […]