Photo of Keisha Thompson
Portrait of Keisha Thompson. Photo: Elmi Ali

Session 9: How to have an Anti-racist Professional Practice with Keisha Thompson

  • Sat 2 Apr
  • 10.15am–12.15pm
  • Online
  • Free, booking required
Book tickets here

This is an introductory workshop, part of Keisha Thompson and Contact’s Creating Anti-Racism Culture training and awareness programme.

This session will provide a foundation to key areas of the programme, exploring structural prejudice and the foundations of anti-racism, as well as language use and meaning.


This event is part of PANIC! Together, a double-weekend artist development programme with The Art House, Wakefield.

This event is hosted as a Zoom meeting and will be an interactive setting. You are welcome to turn your camera off and private message the facilitator if you need to.

So that it benefits as many people as possible, parts of this session will be recorded. We will pause the recording during participatory activities.

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer. Keisha is Senior Learning Programme Manager for The World Reimagined, chair of radical arts funding body, Future’s Venture Foundation, a MOBO x London Theatre Consortium Fellow and a member of Greater Manchester Cultural and Heritage Group, and recipient of The Arts Foundation Theatre Makers Award 2021.

Online access

  • This event will be hosted on Zoom. Select ‘online ticket’ on the booking page and you’ll be sent a link to join on the day of the event.
  • Closed captions are available via Zoom’s automated captioning service. To enable these, please select the green closed captions button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

Please email Bella Probyn, Artist Development Coordinator at bella.probyn@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any questions about access.

Subtitling and BSL

  • Live speech to text subtitles for online events can be provided at your request, by letting us know in advance. This service is provided by StageText.
  • A British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter can also be made available at your request, by giving us one month’s notice in advance.
  • To book these for 1 or 2 April, contact us by Thursday 10 March.
  • To request this, please email the session name and your requirements to bella.probyn@yorkshire-contemporary.local or call 0113 320 2323.