The Young Fabians Podcast

Black British History and Diversifying the Labour Party w/ Jermain Jackman & Nicki Adeleke

November 06, 2020
The Young Fabians Podcast
Black British History and Diversifying the Labour Party w/ Jermain Jackman & Nicki Adeleke
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The Young Fabians Podcast
Black British History and Diversifying the Labour Party w/ Jermain Jackman & Nicki Adeleke
Nov 06, 2020

This year's events have brought many conversations regarding Black issues to the forefront. With the BLM protests sparking discussions about police brutality and racial profiling; Coronavirus exposing the deep, existing inequalities against Black people in the UK; and the first Black History Month debate in Parliament in 5 years, addressing the growing calls to decolonise the school curriculum and make UK education more representative of BAME history.

In this week's episode, we are joined by political activist and singer-songwriter Jermain Jackman, who is running to become the first black male member of The Labour Party's NEC, as well as newly-elected YF Exec member, Nicki Adeleke.

We talked about Black British History, the importance of teaching Britain's colonial past, the underlying issues within the Labour Party and what needs to be done to make it a more representative and inclusive place for Black members, and much more!

Speakers:
Jermain Jackman - Chair of 1987 Caucus, Co-chair of Hackney Young Futures and candidate for Labour's NEC  https://twitter.com/JermainJackman
Nicki Adeleke
- Vice-Chair of Young Fabians Health Network and member of the YF Executive Committee https://twitter.com/morenikeadeleke
Louie Marlow - Content Producer at Young Fabians https://twitter.com/louiemarlow

This event was recorded on Tuesday 3rd November.

To all our listeners: we want you in our podcast, so if you’re passionate about a topic just get in touch with us at [email protected]

Follow us on social media:
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Donate to the Young Fabians https://bit.ly/326RrJY

The intro music is by ‘One in a Googolplex' and used under Creative Commons. Find out more about them here:
https://oneinagoogolplex.bandcamp.com/

Show Notes

This year's events have brought many conversations regarding Black issues to the forefront. With the BLM protests sparking discussions about police brutality and racial profiling; Coronavirus exposing the deep, existing inequalities against Black people in the UK; and the first Black History Month debate in Parliament in 5 years, addressing the growing calls to decolonise the school curriculum and make UK education more representative of BAME history.

In this week's episode, we are joined by political activist and singer-songwriter Jermain Jackman, who is running to become the first black male member of The Labour Party's NEC, as well as newly-elected YF Exec member, Nicki Adeleke.

We talked about Black British History, the importance of teaching Britain's colonial past, the underlying issues within the Labour Party and what needs to be done to make it a more representative and inclusive place for Black members, and much more!

Speakers:
Jermain Jackman - Chair of 1987 Caucus, Co-chair of Hackney Young Futures and candidate for Labour's NEC  https://twitter.com/JermainJackman
Nicki Adeleke
- Vice-Chair of Young Fabians Health Network and member of the YF Executive Committee https://twitter.com/morenikeadeleke
Louie Marlow - Content Producer at Young Fabians https://twitter.com/louiemarlow

This event was recorded on Tuesday 3rd November.

To all our listeners: we want you in our podcast, so if you’re passionate about a topic just get in touch with us at [email protected]

Follow us on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/PodcastYF

https://twitter.com/PodcastYf

Donate to the Young Fabians https://bit.ly/326RrJY

The intro music is by ‘One in a Googolplex' and used under Creative Commons. Find out more about them here:
https://oneinagoogolplex.bandcamp.com/