Black History Month: keynote lecture by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Sudanese-born Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an advocate for the empowerment of women, young people and people of colour. She founded her first organisation, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16, published her debut memoir, Yassmin’s Story, at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, in 2019.

Yassmin travels the world speaking to governments, NGOs and multinational companies including IBM, Chevron and Visa, and has delivered keynotes and workshops on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Her TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you?, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED’s top ten ideas of 2015.

er broadcasting portfolio is diverse: she presented the national TV show Australia Wide, a podcast on becoming an F1 driver and created Hijabistas, a series looking at the modest fashion scene in Australia. She has also featured on a number of podcasts, and in 2018 co-hosted The Guilty Feminist in association with Guardian Live at a sold out Barbican Theatre talking about The Windrush Generation.