Sane Time, Sane Place

Sane Time, Sane Place- Activism Special

June 09, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Sane Time, Sane Place
Sane Time, Sane Place- Activism Special
Show Notes

Welcome to this week's special episode on Activism with Sellisha Lockyer. On the 25th May 2020, George Floyd, a 46 year old black man, was murdered as a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes. In the last three weeks what has followed has been extraordinary. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic; protests, marches and memorials have spread around the globe. So how can we best serve this cause, how can we be allies, and join this movement for change? We talk to Sellisha Lockyer, GLA List candidate for the Women’s Equality Party and Chair of the party’s BAME Caucus, which she helped to set up at the last Party Conference. Focussing her activism on gender, race and class equality, Sellisha is passionate about intersectionality and believes we cannot achieve equality without understanding intersectional experiences. Today she's talking to us about how she became an activist, how the pandemic has effected her work, and how you can be an ally within the BAME caucus of the Women’s Equality Party as well as in the world during this momentous time.

You can find out more about Sellisha here-

Sellisha Lockyer on Twitter @sellishalockyer
Sellisha's Women's Equality Party profile https://www.womensequality.org.uk/sellisha_lockyer

The campaigns and places to donate mentioned in the podcast are-

Black Lives Matter UK https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Black Minds Matter https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/
Minnesota Freedom fund https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Women's Equality Party https://www.womensequality.org.uk/