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The Moving Essence of Home presented by Dave Neita
27 August @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
We are delighted to partner with The Ramsgate Festival of Sound to bring you a talk by Dave Neita. Our involvement with this event grew out of our collaboration with Sabina Desir on the ‘Banned’ project although it is something much wider than that. It is not specifically concerned with Ramsgate but we hope you will be inspired to come along to this very special event in our town.
It will explore the manner in which the concept and nature of home changes over a lifetime, with a special focus on the global traveler.
Dave Neita is a lawyer, a published poet, lecturer and international speaker specialising in cultural leadership. He is a commentator on race, politics, mental health and the arts. An advocate for human rights and an expert in organisational development and mental health, Dave has worked with the Zurich Corporation, Hartford Financial Services and NASA and has delivered a sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Redemption and Transformation. He continues to speak widely in Churches in the UK and abroad, promoting a redemptive and inclusive message of bringing about harmony in community.
He has an MA in Cultural Leadership, volunteers his time in the community and served as the UK ambassador for the European Year of Equal Opportunity for All: Face of the Year Campaign. Known for his success as a member of the legal team behind a class action suit against a major multinational corporation on behalf of thousands of injured South Africa Miners, Dave continues to work as an advocate for underprivileged, exploited or disenfranchised people, everywhere. In February 2019 Dave participated in, and won, the Cambridge Debate (Oldest Debating Society) at Jesus College, Cambridge University. Taking a creative approach to campaigning, he has written a play on the Windrush Scandal called The Bitter Windrush Blues and he has performed and toured this play across the UK demanding justice for those adversely affected by the hostile environment.
This is a free event with donations welcome. Reserve a place through the Ramsgate Festival of Sound website https://ramsgatefestival.org/event/david-neita/