Category Archives: Communities and societal policy

My community and enterprise research

The Role and Relevance of Interdisciplinary Research in Community Activism in a Post Brexit United Kingdom, 12.10.16

I4P Public Lecture at Edgehill University The fight for social justice within our most deprived communities has historically always been fraught but even more so within the context of Austerity. However, with the societal fault lines that have been exposed … Continue reading

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Book Alert – The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism, 1.9.16

Please keep an eye out for my latest book with Palgrave Macmillan. I’ll let you know when its out! Here’s some blurb about it to whet your appetite: What is going on with Brexit, the Labour Party and Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Letter to MP: EU Referendum – Please sign the EDM 269

Update On Tuesday 24 January, 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s ruling that parliament should get a vote on triggering Article 50. Read more here and here. On Thursday 3 November, 2016, the High Court ruled that parliament should get … Continue reading

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Why we were so easily fooled: The UK’s Brexit Vote, Immigrants and BMEs, 28.6.16

Also published on openDemocracy UK. One of the things that really perplexed me was how the issue of immigration really began to take hold of the campaign. I wrote at length about this from a black perspective before the Referendum … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? Can modern Pan Africanism help us to visualise a future of justice and equity post Referendum? 22.6.16

Here is my piece from the PAC45 blogsite EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? Can modern Pan Africanism help us to visualise a future of justice and equity post Referendum? By Dr Ornette D Clennon, Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Measuring the Impact of the Arts from the perspective of the Cultural Provider, 7.6.16

Sustainability, Impact, Identity and the University Arts Centre: A Panel Discussion, 2012 Here is a transcript of a panel discussion that I contributed to in 2012 . My contribution directly addressed the impact of cultural activities on audiences and wider communities … Continue reading

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Hercules, Urban Dialectics and The Market, 4.6.16

What’s Hercules got to do with Social Justice? (reposted and adapted from Criticl, originally 15.1.15) Whether it is the disproportionate numbers of black youths that are stopped and searched in the UK or the disproportionate number of black men being … Continue reading

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My contribution to the 6th International Conference on Community Psychology (6ICCP), in Durban, RSA, 27.5.16 – 30.5.16

I delivered two papers at the conference. Keeping it Real? Research as Intervention, Youth Activism and Community Empowerment via the use of Participatory Arts Here is a link to my presentation  I made about my Keeping it Real? project (also … Continue reading

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Black Study, Black Struggle — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 8.5.16

Here is an excerpt of a conversation researchers from this cluster are having at Black British Academics about the recent student protests against racism in the academy. We are sure that we will be continuing this, as there is so … Continue reading

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Black Lawyers Matter: A Public Meeting, 5.5.16

Why are so few Black men going to University to study law? Before the public meeting held at the West Indian Centre on Westwood Street, I  will be taking part in a pre-meeting University of Manchester seminar, where we will … Continue reading

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