Two important events at Goldsmiths this week

Members are reminded that there are two exciting and important events at Goldsmiths this week, that all members are urged to attend. Tonight (Monday 30th of April) Tony Benn will be speaking alongside Student’s Union president James Haywood in the Ian Gulland Theatre, discussing the worrying signs that Israel and the US are pushing for an attack on Iran. And on Wednesday, Goldsmiths UCU are hosting a talk from scholar Gavan Titley, author of The Crises of Multiculturalism, on racism in a neoliberal age. Both events are timely and relevant to our concerns as a union, and are opportunities to see some excellent speakers.Both events are open to all, so please do pass these details on to other interested parties. If you’re able to display a poster for Wednesday’s talk, please email

Full details of the events are given below.

‘Don’t Iraq Iran’: Public Meeting with Tony Benn, 30th April [link]

Ian Gulland Theatre, 6pm

Iran is under threat of attack; an attack that would have even greater consequences than the disastrous war in Iraq. Meanwhile the Afghan war is lost but the killing goes on. Western powers are meddling in the Syrian revolution.

The Stop the War Coalition has called this meeting to discuss the threat of escalation in the so called ‘war on terror’.

Join speakers Tony Benn, John Rees and Goldsmiths Student Union President James Haywood to discuss how we can prevent another bloody and costly conflict.

What happens if you throw a war, & somebody comes? ‘Multicultural Crisis’ after Breivik

2nd May, RHB 137, 1pm

Goldsmiths UCU are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a talk from Gavan Titley, co-author of The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (

Gavan’s widely praised book challenges the familiar narrative of the ‘rise and fall’ of multiculturalism by questioning the existence of a coherent era of multiculturalism in the first place.In the wake of the Utoya massacre, for which Anders Breivik’s widely publicised trial is ongoing, and the political gains of the Far Right in many parts of Europe (see, for example, the current elections in France), Gavan’s work is particularly important. Are we witnessing multiculturalism in crisis, or the projection of neoliberal anxieties onto the actual reality of lived multiculture?

This talk is free and open to all. Please share the event on Facebook:

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