African History Reflection Day: ‘From Empire Windrush, the Bristol Bus Boycott to Stephen Lawrence’

Friday 31st August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 3 Jardine House (1st floor), Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 3EX History consultant Kwaku will lead the session, weaving the historic and legislative thread from the famed docking of Empire Windrush in 1948, the 1962 Commonwealth Immigration Act, the 1963…

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The Black Presence in Haringey

Saturday 18th August 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD Part of the London Borough of Haringey ‘Black History Month Programme’.   This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean…

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‘The Annual Pan-African Presentation’

Friday 17th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF   Marking African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 50, African History Month @ 50 and International Decade For People Of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015-18. Although the concept of pan-Africanism has a long history, it is not…

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Heroines of the African Holocaust: ‘African Women in War’

Saturday 11th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was passed on 25 March 1807. After the Abolition of the Slave Act 1807, holding previously enslaved…

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‘A History of Race & Resistance in Britain’

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG   Conversations around race and racism often take our attention to the United States. We too easily hark back to their civil rights movement and figures such as Martin Luther…

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‘What ism Now?’ by FORWARD Young Women’s Hub

Thursday 19th July 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Yumchaa, 45 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SF FORWARD Young Women’s Hub hosts a safe space for Black and minority ethnic women to meet, network and participate in monthly discussions exploring all aspects of our lived experiences. FORWARD is the UK’s leading African diaspora organisation working…

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‘Justice for All: The Black Experience and Policing’

Monday 9th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 74 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX Momentum Camden is holding an event to discuss the impact of policing on our communities and the unlawful and disproportionate use of force against black people by Metropolitan police officers. Police data shows that black people make up 13%…

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Street Violence: Challenging Contemporary “Gang Talk”

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 09:30 AM – 4:30 PM @ London Metropolitan University, Room TM1-83, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB   There is a heightened interest in serious youth violence in the UK, particularly involving knives and guns. Young people are again under scrutiny – especially young black men from urban areas. These contemporary fears seem…

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‘PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library’

Thursday 5th July 2018, 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM @ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB   Join us for this groundbreaking series of monthly networking events for women of colour in business. PRECIOUS Nights gives you the opportunity to hear from previous Award winners about their business journey, catch up with…

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‘The Black Girl Bible: Empowering the Next Generation’

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 90 York Way, London N1 9AG   A Guardian Live event. Meet Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene, co-authors of a groundbreaking new book: ‘Slay in Your Lane‘, the new black girl bible for the next generation of British black women.            Covering everything…

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‘Black British Activism: Where Are We At?’ By KIN

Thursday 5th July 201, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Archspace, 340 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA This launch event is a space for people of African and Caribbean descent to create a safe space for solidarity and community. We will interrogate what black British organising and activism looks like in the UK. Confirmed speakers…

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‘KEHINDE ANDREWS IN CONVERSATION WITH AFUA HIRSCH’

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM @ Tate Britain, The Clore Auditorium, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG   ​Acclaimed author and educator Kehinde Andrews discusses black radicalism for the 21st century and his latest book Back to Black For this special event Kehinde Andrews will be in conversation with renowned writer and broadcaster…

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2 DAY CONFERENCE: “Academics + Activism in the 21st Century”

Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM @ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB   The conference will facilitate conversations between academics and activists to discuss how they can work together, and highlight ways in which academics and activists in the US and UK are currently working…

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“The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948”

Saturday 21st July 2018, 6: 00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London N15 5PU   This fascinating presentation by ‘Black History Studies‘ focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music…

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‘Jews of Colour: Race and Afro-Jewishness’

Tuesday 26th June 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Birkbeck, University of London, Room B33, Torrington Square (Main Entrance) London WC1E 7HX This lecture addresses the question of Jews of colour. As some Jews became ‘white’ in the twentieth century, large groups of non-white Jews simply disappeared. Anxieties about the intersections between Jews and…

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Guardian Live “GRENFELL TOWER: ONE YEAR ON” Panel Discussion & Documentary Screening

Thursday 28th June 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 9GU When Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey block of public housing flats in North Kensington, erupted into flames on 14 June last year, it immediately became a symbol – and indictment – of housing and economic…

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** 3 DAYS TO GO ** “AFRICA STORIES: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS”

Tuesday 12th June 2018, 09:00 AM – 5:30 PM @ Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, UCL Wilkins Main Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Think you know Africa? Think again.   Climate change, human rights abuses, mass migration, pandemics, economic chaos…the list goes on. All these problems have grown too big and…

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** 2 DAYS TO GO ** BUFF original film ‘No Shade’: Screening and forum discussion hosted by Black Cultural Archives

Friday 8th June 8 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton SW2 1EF London After 13 years of bringing the best of urban independent cinema to a wider audience, the British Urban Film Festival takes things to the next level with the announcement of their first original production as part…

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‘ASSETS OR NET WORTH?’: History & Wealth Mastery Lecture with Robin Walker

Tuesday 19th June 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Brentfield, London NW10 0RG This empowering workshop will teach you your history. It will also show you how to practically use the lessons learned from that history to financially empower yourself and the Community through personal development, money management, business…

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TEDxPeckham – ‘A Seat at the Table’

Sunday 29th July 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD TEDxPeckham aims to connect people who have innovative approaches to life and to create a platform to embrace and acknowledge the ever-changing people of Peckham. ‘Just because you are able to share your views via social…

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‘The Black Women’s Movement in Britain Revisited’

Thursday 28th June 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 Pm @ New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN Black women the world over have had a long history of struggle and resistance. Her strength has been seen as counter feminine, aggressive and underpinned by anger. The dominant feminist movement overlooked her experiences…

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‘Decolonising the Psyche: Race and Therapeutic Practice’ (Brazil and Britain)

Monday 25th June 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Arts Complex LT3, 3-5 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TB “To understand the root causes of mental illness, we have to school ourselves and other psychologists in how broader relations of domination and subjugation play themselves out in people’s daily lives.” Shose Kesse, University…

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‘Structural Racism: A British African Caribbean Perspective’ by Dr Gloria Gordon

Saturday 16th June 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ London South Bank University, 90 London Road, London SE1 6LN Racism remains entrenched in British society as an ongoing legacy of slavery. The session draws on the newly emergent British African Caribbean (BAC) perspective to offer theoretical insights on how racism has been institutionalised in…

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‘Race and Nation in the Age of Trump and Brexit’: In conversation with Gary Younge & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Saturday 16th June 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG ‘Race and Nation in the Age of Trump and Brexit’: Gary Younge in conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union…

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‘Black Spirituality and Black Power: Reflections on Race, Religion and the Fight for Liberation across the Transatlantic’ 

Friday 15th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Birkbeck University of London, Lecture Theatre Room 532 (5th floor main building) Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX  The Transatlantic Round-table on Religion and Race with the support of Birbeck University of London, invites you to this special event screening the award winning documentary ALLEN REPORT: RETRACING TRANSNATIONAL AFRICAN METHODISM followed by…

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