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Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

The story of how a group of retired healthcare professionals in Sheffield were shocked by the government’s approach to coronavirus contract tracing – and decided they could do better.

David Olusoga On structural racism, the TV industry and white allyship

In a year that has highlighted vast structural inequalities, Annalisa Toccara speaks to David Olusoga about his MacTaggart Lecture, what white allyship means, and how society can address racial disparities, ahead of David’s appearance at Off The Shelf Festival of Words.

Contributing to Black History Month as a White Man

White people engaging with Black History Month is always going to be uncomfortable. But sitting with this discomfort, and using our privilege for good, is how we start to dismantle racism at a systemic level, all year round.

R.I.P. ‘Tradition’

Looking back over Magid Magid’s time as Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Isabelle France asks: What happens when an entire city steps outside of its comfort zone? Pretty much what you would expect: conflict, outrage - and a little bit of hope.

A Question of Necessity

The coronavirus pandemic has required many of us to adapt. Fortunately there are plenty of people who have long been disillusioned with the status quo who can help us navigate these complex times, says Julie Tomlin of funding collective SHED.