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Convening 2018: KIN Network

Written by:
Kimberly McIntosh
Published:
2018
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In Summer 2018, KIN hosted its first three day convening of over 50 black organisers, campaigners and activists at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, South London.There was a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight, with representation from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The space held people of ages ranging from 17 to late 60s, there was LGBTQ+ representation and participants from different faiths. The group also included migrants, refugees and those from different class backgrounds. The community we created over the three days was small in number, but expansive in its wisdom, expertise and revolutionary potential.

The purpose of this report is to assess to what extent the convening achieved its objectives. To evaluate the potential impact of the convening, it was decided that the most appropriate methodology would be ‘participant observations’.

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