A Night In with Michael Holding
To mark the publication of Why We Kneel, How We Rise
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Why We Kneel, How We Rise, deliverable to any UK address or International address.
For one night only, the event will be broadcast on 24th June at 20:00 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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In July 2020, Jamaican cricket commentator and former cricketer Michael Holding opened Sky’s coverage of England’s Test series against West Indies with a powerful monologue about the Black Lives Matter movement. The clips went viral.
‘To say I was surprised at the volume of positive feedback I received from around the world after my comments is an understatement. I came to realise I couldn’t just stop there; I had to take it forward – I believe education is the way forward.'
Join Michael for this exclusive event to celebrate the publication of his new book Why We Kneel, How We Rise: a powerful, eloquent work which combines Holding’s own testimony about racial abuse with thoughtful interviews from across the world of sport.
In conversation, Michael will expand on his game-changing distillation of the Black Lives Matter movement that he delivered live on air. He will share his experiences of racism he has suffered and has seen all around him throughout his life, whilst also providing the background and history to an issue that has dogged the world for many centuries. Through the prism of sport and Michael’s conversations with its legends, Michael will touch on how racism dehumanises people; how it works to achieve that end; how it has been ignored by history and historians; and what it is like to be treated differently just because of the colour of your skin.
With a powerful and inspiring message of hope for the future and a vision for change, this is an evening not to be missed.