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Suzette Llewellyn, Suzanne Packer and guests talk to Colin Jackson

Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism – 100 Ways to Change the Narrative

Hay Festival 2021, 

"I'm empowered, exhausted, devastated, and exhilarated in equal measure.” A young woman in Britain today describes her feelings about the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Her sisters and brothers across Britain and her borders, share the same emotions. How has each been jolted by racism and Empire?

Following a cast of 100 voices across Britain and gathering strength from the wider Pan African community, this book reveals both hopes and frustrations. Whether actress, poet, shopkeeper, MP, Dame or doctor, each voice starts a hopeful new conversation about racism in Britain. Each lived experience adds to a colourful tapestry of optimism so that future generations can pause, take stock and keep breathing. The book's contributors include David Lammy, Beverly Knight, Pat Younge, Dawn Butler, Bishop Rose, Shaun Bailey, Arthur Torrington, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Jason Penny Cooke and Fiona Compston.

Suzette Llewellyn has acted in Fearless, Holby City and EastEnders.Suzanne Packer is known for her roles in Casualty, Death In Paradise and Doctor Who. She is the sister of athlete and Strictlystar, Colin Jackson.