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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‘De-colonize Black Churches’ by Dr. Robert Beckford

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Clapham Baptist Church, 823-825 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 3JL   A free one-day seminar featuring Dr. Robert Beckford (Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora), Dr. Gabriella Beckless-Raymond (Senior Lecturer in Womanist Theology, Philosophy and Culture) and Clifford Rhamie. This is a FREE…

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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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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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‘The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in 1930’s America’

Thursday 5th July 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM @ New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH   Dr. Olly Ayers’ current work examines civil rights activism in the USA during the 1930’s and 1940’s, analysing how a variety of black workers and organisations responded to the combined rise of New…

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‘Money, Finance and African History: Linking our Financial Past to Present Day Financial Freedom’

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   This fascinating presentation by ‘Black History Studies‘ will focus on the history of economic empowerment, focusing on past economic successes made by people of African and Caribbean descent in the areas of business development and entrepreneurship…

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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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** 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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‘Heritage and Identity’ by The University of Westminster School of Architecture and Cities

Friday 29th June 2018, 12:00 – 7:00 PM @ University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road London, NW1 5LS With the revisiting of Britain’s colonial and slave-trading history, for example, there is growing awareness that heritage is contested and that we may just be entering foothills of cultural decolonisation. Heritage, thus, could be central to negotiating difference and diversity; it is…

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‘Exploring Black Ancestry: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered’ by Ancestry Talks

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 PM @ Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace…

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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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‘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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‘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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‘Voices of Young African Women’ by Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel

Friday 25th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 4 Merches Places, Cardiff CF11 6RD ‘Voices of Young African Women‘ is all about developing young African women as leaders of tomorrow and celebrating diverse African cultures in Wales. To celebrate Africa Day, the event led by Tuwezeshe fellows from Wales will bring to…

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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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“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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“BLACK ASIAN & MINORITY ETHNIC WOMEN: CAREER PROGRESSION & LEADERSHIP ROUND-TABLE”

Wednesday 25th April and Friday 18th May 2018, from 10:00 AM in Westminster, London WC2N 5DU (venue to be confirmed) Only one in thirteen Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers are in management positions. Despite any progression on gender diversity, there is no evidence of a BAME woman on a FTSE 100 board. BAME women…

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“BLACK, MINORITY ETHNIC EXPERIENCES (BME) IN HIGHER EDUCATION: SOCIAL JUSTICE, INCLUSION & WHITE PRIVILEGE”

Monday 21st May 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Clore lecture theatre, B01, Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E This session will explore BME experiences in higher education. It will examine recent statistics on the representation of BME staff and students in higher education and explore how processes of racism, exclusion and…

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“WHERE TO KNOW? POSTCOLONIAL POLITICS IN THE 21st CENTURY (Book Launch)

Thursday 26th April 2018, 6: 00 PM – 8: 00 PM @ Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, Arts 1 Lecture Theatre, London E1 4NS – FREE TO ATTEND A round-table to mark the launch of the Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics edited by Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam. The Handbook introduces and…

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“BORDERS AS MIRRORS: RACIAL HIERARCHIES & THE POLITICS OF MIGRATION”

Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM @ MAL 421, Birkbeck, University Of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX – FREE TO ATTEND By: Dr Alpa Parmar is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Criminology and Associate Director of Border Criminology. In this paper I propose that borders…

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