23/05: Derek A. Bardowell 'No Win Race'
Minter vs Hagler, West Indies vs England, football vs the far right. Few people watch sport for its politics. Yet what happens on the field of play often reflects the problems in our society.
In 'No Win Race', Derek Bardowell explores the complexities of being black in Britain, told through the prism of sport.
On Thursday 23rd May Derek will join us at Empire Boxing Club to give his honest insight into UK race relations and why sport is more than just a game.
Derek A. Bardowell is a writer and award-winning charity leader. He has contributed to the BBC, The Weeklings and MTV and directed programmes for the Stephen Lawrence Trust and Laureus Sport for Good. Derek is a trustee of Leap Confronting Conflict.
Our host, youth charity Empire Fighting Chance, was born on Bristol’s streets to fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people. They use a powerful combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential.
Date: Thurs, 23rd May
Venue: Empire Boxing Club, Lower Ashley Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0YJ