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‘The Deep’ Discussion Group with Bristol Utopian Book Collective

Saturday 23 April, 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:30


The Deep by Rivers Solomon is a short novel about mer-people descended from pregnant enslaved Africans thrown overboard on the passage across the Atlantic, whose existence is threatened again by prospectors looking for deep sea oil beds. The book, and the mythology it is part of, have inspired real life memorials to enslaved Africans who died at sea. We’ll be discussing how fiction can help us think about racial justice and climate justice, and inspire us to action.

Pay-what-you-can – there is a recommended price of £4 on the door at this event, but no-one will be turned away through lack of funds. Book in advance or pay on the door.

Some extra credit reading that will give you an idea of what you might expect, both by Bristol Utopian Book Collective’s Sheryl M Medlicott…
‘It is time to challenge colonial ways of thinking wherever they are found within our culture’
Literature and Activism: Octavia Butler, farming and community

The School of Activism 3.0 is a month long programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. Running at PRSC during April 2022, the events are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

This project is founded on the ethos of community inclusion and empowerment, so we offer pay-what-you-can solidarity pricing with no-one turned away through lack of funds. Please donate to help us keep the School of Activism affordable to all!


Saturday 23 April, 2022
10:00 - 11:30
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17-25 Jamaica St
Bristol, BS2 8JW United Kingdom
0117 214 0029