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Seeing Things – Slay In Your Lane: In Conversation with Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
27th September, 2018 at 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Seeing Things is a group that meet up to see art, performances and cultural events put on by women across Glasgow and beyond. We think it’s more fun to go to see things together, and we usually have a cup of tea or coffee afterwards. Our trips are always free. It would be great if you could come along!
What: Slay In Your Lane: In Conversation with Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
When: Thursday 27th September, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy St, Glasgow G40 1BP
Who With: Nicola
Why you should join us: The authors of Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible will be speaking to us at GWL on Thursday 27th September. For the general public, tickets for this event cost £5, but those attending with the Seeing Things group will get in for free!
Following a range of sold-out events across the UK you can join the brilliant Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in conversation with Tomiwa Folorunso at GWL. Adegoke and Uviebinené are best friends who wrote Slay In Your Lane as a response to the lack of books addressing the unique challenges black women face in all areas of their lives.
The book explores the ways that being black and a woman affects education, work, dating, representation, money, and health, and offers advice and encouragement to other black women on how to navigate these.
Illustrated with stories from Elizabeth and Yomi’s own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain, Slay in Your Lane recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, whilst providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.
Books will be available to purchase on the night via Waterstones, at a discounted price for event attendees.
Getting there and accessibility: The Library and events space are both wheelchair accessible. There is quite a heavy door on the way in to the Library – we are currently looking into power-assisted doors, but in the meantime our front of house team are available to help with accessing the Library.
Bridgeton train station is 176 yards (160 m) from the Library. Please note, however, that Bridgeton train station is currently not wheelchair-accessible, and there is no lift. The closest wheelchair-accessible station is Dalmarnock Station, which is approximately 3/4 mile (1.2 km) from the Library. There is level access from nearby bus stops on London Road and Bridgeton Cross to the Library.
We have accessible toilets on the ground floor, and all the Glasgow Women’s Library bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our accessible toilets are fitted with toilet alarms.
The Events Space is fitted with an induction loop.
This trip is for women only* and is free to attend. Travel expenses up to £5 can be covered. Please email email@example.com or call the library on 0141 550 2267 to book your place. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know.
*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who identify in a significant way as woman or female.