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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more

How Do We Build the Antiracist Society of the Future?


How Do We Build the Antiracist Society of the Future?

Ibram X Kendi and Aisha Thomas

Wed 6 July, 19:00-20:00


 Ibram X Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist) and Aisha Taylor (Representation Matters) discuss the differences and similarities of teaching our children the realities of racism in the US and in the UK.

How do we talk to the children in our lives about racism? How can we inspire and learn with the children in our lives to challenge ourselves to be better? And how do we as caregivers, in a developmentally appropriate way, teach children about racism and other forms of bigotry?

These are the questions Ibram X Kendi found himself avoiding as he anticipated the birth of his first child. Like most of us, he felt the impulse to not talk to his child about racism, which he feared would stain her innocence and steal away her joy. But research into the scientific literature, his experiences as a father and reflections on his own difficult life ultimately changed his mind.

Former assistant principal, campaigner and Bristolian Aisha Thomas draws on her own lived experience of the UK education system to show why representation is fundamental in every school. Through reflective questions, activities and discussion points, she wants to coach educators to create an action plan for their classroom or school and offers practical strategies to drive change and promote an anti-racist approach to education.

Kendi and Thomas speak about the existing research; diversifying the curriculum; challenging overt and covert racism; and how we can build an antiracist society that safeguards all children.