Tell it Like it Is



Interactive lecture Series |  

Thursdays 15th November to December 6th

Entrance £2


Venue at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA


This series of Interactive Lectures bring together Artists with Local Community Organisations to explore the need for people to get involved in shaping change in their local communities.


Together we will examine several contemporary issues including



Race, Media and Representation’

Thursday 15th November 7 - 8.30pm

This event will explore how we are seen in the media and how we see ourselves through the media.  We will examine practices that bypass existing mainstream media platforms that give greater control.  How does this work and what are the goals for such initiatives?

Confirmed speakers

Artist - Hafsah Naib  | Mbari Group
Hafsah works as a contemporay artist exploring identity and representation through photography, installation and film.

Organisation - 
Milton Brown | KL TV
Milton is director of the online internet TV channel KLTV and currently holds a United Nations Fellowship.



‘The Numbers: Statistics and the Black communities’ | Crime

November 22nd 
7 - 8.30pm
The Numbers: an objective look at Black communities through statistics. How are we doing? Is it worth examination? Is there practical action from this?
This particular discussion will in particular focus on the statistics presented by the criminal justice system how it affects communities and contributions from organisations at the sharp edge of things.

Confirmed Speakers

Patrick Williams and Waqas Tufail Lecturers in Criminology from MMU

Invited Performance
Spokenword Artist | Segun Lee French



Employment : Whats working

November 29th 
7 - 8.30pm
Exactly what percentage of Black people in Manchester are out of work? What about young people? What are we doing to find work? What are we doing to get an income? Who has the information and what is working?

We will discuss the process of recovery and building a network of employment that works for everyone.

invited speakers|

Artist | Ekua Bayunu


Activism Today

December 6th 
7 - 8.30pm
What’s the point of it? Is it useful? What forms does it take?
“Power exists all around us, structured and infused into our daily lives for the benefit of a few; activists challenge the benefits of a few for the good of the many.” Is that the case? Or can we organise ourselves and our communities?

invited speakers|

Organisation |
Lee Jasper | BARAC black activism rising against cuts

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