Phil Frampton talks Black History Month, Activism & Growing up in care! Interview w/ Molly Kennedy
Phil Frampton a black-rights activist, author and poet joined Molly Kennedy in conversation about his experience of growing up as a black man in a white town, becoming an activist and the changes he has seen regarding race throughout his life.
The activist delved into his life story about growing up in the 70s and what sparked his ambition to tackle racism and the importance of coming together as a community in times of hardship.
His newest poem ‘Our Town Now’ was read at the start of the show and depicts the changing sense of community and how black communities have become increasingly embraced throughout the UK. In Frampton’s words he hoped to get people thinking about how far we have come, how far we have got to go and what is our perception of ourselves.
Frampton discusses the variety of social activism schemes he has involved himself in throughout his life including work with traveller communities, young people in care and socialist politics.
He discussed Golly in the Cupboard his most famous book and the inspiration for the title and how it related to his experiences of growing up in care and particularly the difficulties of being tossed around between foster homes.
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Phil Frampton is a prominent social advocate and writer, has contributed to renowned publications such as The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and The Independent. Serving as the national coordinator for the Whiteflowers Campaign Group, he led essential parliamentary lobbies dedicated to achieving justice for victims of child abuse. Phil is actively involved in various roles, including membership in the Cabinet Office Advisory Group on the Education of Young People in Care, testimony as a witness before a Parliamentary Select Committee on police investigations of abuse of children in care, and serving as the National Chair of the Care Leavers Association.
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