Inspire your team with the story of 'accidental activism' and encourage them to take action with Jen Reid, speaker and Black Lives Matter activist.
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A Surge Of Power
Jen Reid is a Black Lives Matter activist who came to fame in 2020. After the statue of slave trader, Edward Colston was pushed into Bristol Harbour during a BLM protest, Jen stood on the empty plinth and made a Black Power salute. This pose was then recreated in the sculpture A Surge of Power. Join the session to hear Jen's inspirational story and the positive impact of her actions that day.
Jen Reid | Speaker Biography
Jen catapulted into the spotlight in June 2020 after participating in a Black Lives Matter Protest in Bristol. A photograph capturing her with her fist raised in the Black Power Salute on the once-empty plinth, where Transatlantic Slave Trader Edward Colston once stood, quickly went viral. Following this, renowned artist Marc Quinn reached out to Jen, inviting her to collaborate on the creation of a black resin statue titled 'A Surge of Power'. Even months later, this groundbreaking event continues to spark discussions and inspire individuals to delve deeper into the long-overlooked issue of structural racial inequalities. Jen has since shared her powerful narrative with TMW Unlimited, MullenLowe Group, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, Surrey Docks, and the Labour Party. If you wish to motivate your team with Jen's story of "accidental activism" and enhance their understanding of how they can make a difference, engage in further dialogue with Jen.