23rd March: 8.00pm
The Enduring Red Summer
A talk by author Bonnie Greer.
We are delighted to host the distinguished author and playwright Bonnie Greer, who writes: “The first play that I ever had produced was a play called “1919” set during the so-called ‘Red Summer’ of race riots in Chicago just after the end of WW1. These riots were started by Irish gangs and I hope to talk about the relationship of the African American and the Irish American communities; MAGA; Joe Biden and the way forward for the African American and Irish people.”
Bonnie Greer OBE is an advocate of free speech and education regardless of individual gender and cultural background. She is passionate about both the arts and science and is determined to see that the voices of women and minorities are heard in both realms. As a speaker she truly inspires both individuals and groups to achieve their best and encourages creativity, freedom of expression and mutual respect. She is an author and playwright, Deputy Chairman of the British Museum’s Board of Trustees and former Chancellor of Kingston University. The recipient of an OBE in 2010 for her contribution to the arts, Bonnie has also been awarded the Verity Bargate Award for Best New Play by the Soho Theatre and a number of other accolades.
Find out more: @Bonn1eGreer