A Universal Human History: Aspiration for Justice

Thursday 11th October 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ UCL, Cruciform Building, B304 – LT1, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a dialogue to celebrate Black History Month with Director Lonnie Bunch, Smithsonian National African American Museum of Culture and History & Honorary Senior Fellow at UCL.

The narrative of the African-American struggle for freedom, liberation and belonging represents a universal human history aspiration for justice. How does this struggle read in the context of the Black Experience in the United Kingdom? What are the challenges documenting and memorialising the histories of that experience in a cultural institution? How should we develop approaches to teaching “Black Histories” so that they become integrated into our curriculum’s? How can we weave them into broader human histories of liberation and affirming human dignity?

In conversation, Dr Bunch will reflect on his and the team’s efforts to interpret these human histories in the context of a new museum and the challenge of encouraging the citizens of a multiracial and multicultural democracy to come see, experience and reflect on this living legacy.

This is s FREE event.