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Paris Lees in conversation with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
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    13 March 2018
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Paris Lees in conversation with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which granted women in the UK the right to vote for the first time, Bishopsgate Institute is hosting a series of talks with inspirational campaigners. Exploring activism that has taken place since this historic moment, each event will discuss different experiences of campaigning for equal rights and consider contemporary causes that still require action.

In this talk, Paris Lees, journalist and presenter, and Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, share their own stories of fighting for representation. They will also discuss issues that continue to need conversation and representation in 2018.

Paris Lees is an award-winning writer, presenter and anti bullying campaigner who became the first openly transgender person to appear on Question Time. She regularly contributes her working class perspective on Newsnight and Channel 4 News. Her memoir, published by Penguin, is due next summer.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, is an LGBT+ activist, and alongside her work with UK Black Pride is Head of Campaigns for the largest civil service trade union, PCS. 

Images: Paris Lees. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, credit: Ajamu X

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