Raised In Hackney – Round Table Discussion

June 4, 2020

The Raised In Hackney Round Table chaired by Hoxton Hall’s Artistic Director & CEO, Karena Johnson included panelists: poet, photographer, creative facilitator and mental health researcher Kay Rufai whose S.M.I.L.E.-ing Boys project received widespread acclaim; poet and writer Derek Owusu (Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space) and Raised In Hackney Project Lead Facilitator, Christian Nembhard.

During the discussion, Derek Owusu reflects on having had similar conversations 15 years ago and what London will look like in 50 years from now and Kay Rufai discusses how important it is to provide an environment for young boys to articulate complex emotions in a non-judgemental space.

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