29th November, 2019
12th November, 2019
EquiNet, the network for BME staff at LSBU, proudly presents an evening with Gary Younge, an award winning author, broadcaster and editor at large for The Guardian.
Gary Younge is a Visiting Professor of Politics and holds an honorary doctorate from LSBU. He has spoken on a wide range of topics at LSBU since 2009: Obama and the Presidential Election; Black Lives Matter; The Legacy of Martin Luther King; Trump and Brexit: the New Normal; Windrush and the NHS. At this event, he will be speaking on the current political situation with its attendant complexities followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception.
Gary has enjoyed much acclaim for his journalism. Most recently, this year he was awarded feature writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards and feature of the year at the Amnesty Media Awards for articles about white America and knife crime in Britain. Last year he was awarded the James Aronson Career Achievement Award by Hunter College in New York.
In 2015 he won the David Nyhan Prize for political journalism from the Shorenstein Centre for Media, Politics and Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. “It’s the powerless on whose behalf he writes,” said the Center’s director. In 2016 he won he Comment Piece of the Year from The Comment Awards, where he won Foreign Commentator of the Year the year before.