Zita Holbourne

30th August 2023

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Lifetime Achiever Award

Zita is an award winning multidisciplinary artist, writer, community activist, equality /human rights campaigner and trade union leader. She creates as a visual artist, designer, poet, writer and vocalist. Zita is Co-founder/ National Chair of BARAC UK, a founding member of BME Lawyers For Grenfell, African Caribbean and Asian Lawyers For Justice and Joint National Chair of Artists' Union England. This incredible individual has played an instrumental role in exposing and campaigning against the Windrush Scandal. Zita has contributed to over 40 books and is author of ‘Striving for Equality, Freedom and Justice’, highlighting important historical and current struggles through poetry. In addition, Zita is a trustee of ACTSA, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, elected member of the Royal Historian Society, member of the Black Writers Guild and an Honorary Fellow of University of Wales Trinity Saint David.