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Q+A with David McQueen | Natives | July 2021

February 16, 2023

July 2021: Rebel
Rebel Book: #75
Book: Natives by Akala
Meetup: Huckletree West, Benk + Bo, Framework, Hop In
Special Guests: David McQueen (RBC Member + Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Speaker + Executive Coach)
Action: £215 raised for Give a Book

Q+A with David McQueen | Natives by Akala

For our Natives event, Ben Keene spoke to Rebel Book Club member David McQueen, live from our West London event at Huckletree West.

Outside of Rebel Book Club, David McQueen is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and executive coach. You can find out more about his work here.

In this blog, we share 3 clips from Ben’s conversation with David:

  • How can we create change when it comes to race and class?
  • Is better awareness and more honest conversations about Britain’s colonial history leading to hope of a more honest story of our history, particularly amongst younger generations?
  • What are the main things which lead to personal breakthroughs for people in David’s work as a facilitator and executive coach.

Dive in below!

Clip 1: How do we create change?

Clip 2: Is there hope that a new story of our history is coming through?

“Don’t try to change the world. Just try to change your world.” - David McQueen discussing 'Natives' with Ben Keene.

Clip 3: What sort of things in David’s work create breakthroughs for people?

Introducing Give a Book

Each month we give our members the opportunity to donate the cost of a kindle book to a selected charity, usually associated with our theme. This month we supported Give a Book and raised £215.

Give a Book is a charity dedicated to promoting books and the pleasure of reading in the hardest places. Their main work is in prisons, schools and with disadvantaged children. Here’s what some of their partners have said about their work…

“Some of our students don’t come from families where they would be given a book to enjoy as something to call their own, so to have received their own named copy was really nice for them.” - School reading project

“In the reading group everyone is given a voice, all have an equal say. For one hour a month I feel that my opinion is valid, that others care what I say” - Prison reading group

If you’re new here, welcome!

We are Rebel Book Club, a global nonfiction book club.

We’ve been reading together for 5+ years and we exist to accelerate your reading habits, connect you with like-minded thinkers + doers and take positive action in a changing world…

We have an event at the end of each month, where we hear from experts in a relevant field to the books we’re reading – which is how this blog post came about.

If you’d like to find out more, check out our website, follow us on Instagram or email our Membership Manager at hello@rebelbookclub.co.uk.

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

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