Blackout Tuesday has committed to holding quarterly events through 2030 to engage and educate on issues affecting Black communities.

We recognise that exploring issues around ‘race’ and systemic inequality can be challenging and uncomfortable; we seek to hold a space in which discomfort and learning can coexist, and we recognise that the learning journey is never complete for any of us. Especially if you are someone who has experienced racism, please think about what you will need to take care of yourself after as well as during these sessions, to support your wellbeing and enable you to participate mindfully and derive your maximum learning benefit.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • JUNE 2023

    Blackout Tuesday #13: The Blackout Tuesday Festival. A day featuring Black startup founders & investors; a conversation between activists Afua Hirsch and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu; a live recording of Kelechi Okafor’s award winning ‘Say Your Mind’ podcast; music, and more.

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  • December 2023


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  • March 2023

    Blackout Tuesday #12. An afternoon discussing the often overlooked operators in the technology and venture capital world, a branding reveal and Q&A with the Blackout Tuesday graphic designer, and a conversation around property investment and Black communities.

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  • December 2022

    Blackout Tuesday #11. A panel discussion on Raising a Fund, an update from the founder of Launchpad Accelerator by Black Girl Fest, a conversation around The Weathering Effect, and a musical performance.

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  • September 2022

    Blackout Tuesday #10. An afternoon featuring a panel on Access to Capital, a conversation on the importance of politics in seeking Black equity, and a special performance.

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  • June 2022

    Blackout Tuesday #9. A conversation around Black Founders and Funding, discussing what, if anything, has changed; a video performance; and a panel about art and Black communities.

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  • March 2022

    Blackout Tuesday #8. The Future of Web3 in Africa, a musical performance, and a panel around the Challenges and Opportunities in the Black Music Industry.

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  • DECEMBER 2021

    Blackout Tuesday #7. A panel on Climate Change and the Just Transition, a conversation around Black Angel Investing and Diversifying Cap Tables, followed by a musical performance.

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  • SEPTEMBER 2021

    Blackout Tuesday #6. A panel featuring new organisations supporting and investing in Black founders, a conversation on decolonising the curriculum, followed by a musical performance.

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  • JUNE 2021

    Blackout Tuesday #5. An afternoon featuring a panels on Black Identity and Education and Social Mobility.

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  • March 2021

    Blackout Tuesday #4. A presentation, Q&A, and mental health discussion with Black Minds Matter and a conversation around COVID Vaccinations

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