‘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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‘Black Europe Body Politics (BE.BOP): Coalitions Facing White Innocence’ by Autograph ABP

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June 2018, from 10:00 AM @ Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA   This fifth edition of BE.BOP tackles central questions on Black European citizenship within global affairs. Incorporating a variety of disciplines and approaches: art, science, film, performance, activism – the event confronts colonial legacies and continuities with artistic strategies that…

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‘Exhume Those Stories: Dramatising African-British Historical Figures’ with Phillis Wheatley and John Blanke, by Greenwich Book Festival

Saturday 16th June 2018, 3.30 PM – 5:00 PM @ University of Greenwich, Council Room, Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS “You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what…

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‘Racism, Gender Violence and the Build up of a Prison Nation: The Case for For Feminist Abolition Politics’ by Birbeck School of Law

Wednesday 20th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Room B34, Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Department of Criminology at Birbeck is pleased to welcome Dr. Beth Richie to give our annual criminology public lecture. Dr Richie’s presentation will focus on the ways that gender violence, systemic racism and criminalisation interact to…

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Dr Sadiah Qureshi ‘There is Black in the Union Jack: Britain’s Forgotten History’ by the IF Project

Thursday 21st June 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9P   Dr. Sadiah Qureshi’s lecture is the second of three ‘Summer lectures on Inequality’ from The IF Project. Dr. Qureshi is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at The University of Birmingham. Her research explores the ways in…

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‘Angie Thomas and Patrick Ness in Conversation’ by Greenwich Book Festival

Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ University of Greenwich, Queen Mary Building, Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS Greenwich Book Festival is beyond excited to be hosting two of the biggest international stars of YA, in South-East London. Angie Thomas is the Carnegie-nominated, 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book…

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“The World We Want: Prison Abolition, Gender, Racial & Economic Justice”

Friday 15th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The School of Law, Birkbeck University, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7JL Join us for the public launch event of Abolitionist Futures: Building Social Justice Not Criminal Justice, the 2018 International Conference on ‘Penal Abolition’. We are excited to host Beth Richie,…

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Launch of ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE] 2018 – University of Bristol

Saturday 9th June, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Carpenter Room, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1LN The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE]. FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented,…

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‘JULIUS CAESAR & ME’: new book by acclaimed Black British actor Paterson Joseph – in conversation with Geoffrey Colman

Thursday 31st May 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP   For one night only, Paterson Joseph will be in conversation with Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, about Paterson’s eloquent, arresting new book, ‘Julius Caesar and Me‘, which explores Julius Caesar as…

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“20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe” with Professor Stephen Small

Thursday 17th  May 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Professor Stephen Small, of African American Studies at University of California, Berkely, will be launching his new book ’20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe’. The book puts Black people in Europe at the centre of…

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“Racism, Trauma, Self-Healing and Black Relationships” A one-off historical event – with lectures from Dr Joy DeGruy and Tariq Nasheed

Sunday 17th June 2018, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Holte Suite, Aston Villa Football Club, Trinity Road, Birmingham B6 6HE   Eric Mitchell from Sankoré, JD Publications and King Flex Entertainment presents an exclusive one-off historical event in Birmingham with lectures from Dr. Joy DeGruy the acclaimed author of ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome‘ and the…

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“SS Empire, the Commonwealth and the Windrush Scandal” (1948-2018) presented by Kwaku

Friday 15th June 2018, 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM @ the Hackney Archives, CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ June marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, carrying 492 West Indians who were looking to rewrite their fortunes in a Britain desperate for labour. The…

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“Talking Black in America” – Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion by University of Oxford Applied Linguistics Research Group

Tuesday 5th June 2018. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Mary Ogilvy Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of…

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“British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018” Launch of Britain’s Contribution to the development of Reggae Music

Friday 1st June 2018, 6.30 PM – 9:00 PM @ University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6XA It’s poignant that we start British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018 by marking Reggae @ 50 with probably the only time that the full version of ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’ will receive a public screening. The…

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“DAVID OLUSOGA in conversation with Alan Rusbridger”

22nd May 2018, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM @ Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA David Olusoga opens up to Alan Rusbridger about being Black at the BBC. David Olusoga, is a British-Nigerian Historian. BAFTA winning TV Presenter/Producer and Winner of Pen Hessell-Tiltman prize Prize. David is a broadcaster and…

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