Resisting Whiteness: Anti-racist Action in the UK

Saturday, 22nd September 2018 at The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

This one-day conference of talks and workshops will be centred on discussions of anti-racist action that has taken and is taking place in the UK, as well as ideas for what we can all do to challenge the structures that reinforce the domination of whiteness.

Audience members will be joined by a mix of activists, academics, writers and artists (many of whom cross all those boundaries).

When the exploitation of your ancestors is indivisible from the wealth of Britain, is there room for nationalism in the identities of British people of colour? What is being done to help unpick the effects of whiteness on the mental health of those who experience it? How do you not only survive, but thrive in a society in which racism is cemented into the very structures that maintain it? What would the UK look like, having undergone radical anti-racist change?
Join us as we explore these questions and more during ‘Resisting Whiteness: Anti-racist Action in the UK’, in Edinburgh at the Pleasance Theatre on Saturday 22nd September.

Find our confirmed speakers here:

Tickets are available now!

If you will need to use our free on-site crèche, please email us at resistingwhiteness@gmail.com with details of:

  • Your name & preferred pronouns.
  • Your child/children’s name(s) & preferred pronouns.
  • How long you will need childcare services for.
  • Anything we should know about your child(ren): allergies/high energy levels/disabilities, etc.


If you or your organisation are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at resistingwhiteness@gmail.com