Date: Sunday 29 October, 2–4 pm
Venue: British Library, Pigott Theatre, London NW1 2DB
Tickets: from £4, concessions available
Sarah White was one of the co-founders of the George Padmore Institute archive in 1991, and almost thirty years earlier, in 1966, with her partner, John La Rose, she co-founded New Beacon Books, the UK’s first Black publisher and bookshop. Sarah worked tirelessly with people across race and class to fight for racial equality and social justice; she was a campaigner for people with mental health issues; and a good friend to many people of all ages.
Join Sarah White’s family, friends and colleagues from across three continents as they pay tribute in person, on film and in writing to a remarkable unsung activist, a woman whose work was often behind the scenes, but who helped to make the UK a better place for all races.
The event will include contributions from:
Renowned poet Linton Kwesi Johnson
Booker Prize winner James Kelman
Lauded actress Angela Wynter
Jamaican poet laureate Olive Senior
Award-winning composer Shirley Thompson
Former George Padmore Institute Poet in Residence Jay Bernard
Prize-winning novelist Marina Lewycka
Trinidadian author Susan Craig
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