Guardian Live! ‘Who Are We? Exploring the Science of Identity’

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard London, EC2A 3EA Award-winning Harvard geneticist David Reich, Reith lecturer and NYU philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, science journalist Angela Saini, and chair Adam Rutherford, scientist, broadcaster and author of The Book of Humans, will discuss how a scientific…

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Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM @ Hong Kong LT, Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF Please join us for a round-table discussion with academics, activists, writers, and politicians reflecting on Black British feminism in the past, present, and future, hosted by LSE EMBRACE. Confirmed speakers Dawn Butler M.P. and Dr Suki…

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War To Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Level 6 Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT To commemorate the 70th anniversary of both the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the birth of the National Health Service, join cinema and social historian Stephen Bourne as he shines a light on the…

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UK Black Business Show 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018, 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE The UK Black Business Show has been created to inspire and connect black business owners and professionals working in various industries. Through business exhibitions, deep-dive workshops, interactive panels and seminars, delivered by industry pioneers, this event…

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PORTRAITURE AS POLITICS by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN Against a backdrop of retreating notions of multiculturalism and an increasing populist nationalism in Europe and America, is portraiture emerging as a resonant medium by which to assert black visibility? Does portraiture take on a dual role, both…

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Ashraf Jamal on ‘Art & Lies’: Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Series

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. In ‘The Waiting Country: A South African Witness’, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at…

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THE BIRTH OF A BLACK SURREALISM

Friday 5th October 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN In 1945, André Breton came to Haiti and gave a series of lectures which – some say – helped spark a political revolution. Yet it was his visit to the radical art studio, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti, which…

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Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ As part of marking Reggae @ 50, history and music consultant Kwaku presents a personal reflection of Britain’s pivotal role in the development of reggae music. Indeed, he posits that without British input, the Jamaican music industry…

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A Black and British History: Jamaica’s First Maroon War

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Impact Hub, Brixton, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were their leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist) wrote: “I was tired of reading and hearing…

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Black History Month: ‘Balancing the Equation’

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Science should be for everyone. But not everyone gets the representation that they deserve – but what does that mean for society? Join Alex Lathbridge and a panel of experts as they explore…

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Agents of Freedom: The Black Jacobin – by ‘Ancestry Talks’ With Paul Crooks

Saturday 6th October 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LG   Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free…

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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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