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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“Our Mel Presents: Creativity, Activism & Social Change”

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP Rooted in Yorkshire and based in Sheffield, ‘Our Mel‘  is a social enterprise dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. Since its birth, it has…

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FAREWELL TO “NO FLY ON THE WALL – HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET”

Saturday 31st March 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Brixton Pound Cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PU In July 2013, soon after graduating from the University of Cambridge, writer, performer, and producer Siana Bangura founded No Fly on the Wall, an online and offline platform centring the voices of Black British women and Black women living…

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Social Commentary No. 10 “THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME”

The strong black woman was created to counter images of historical and gendered stereotypes such as the ‘MAMMIE’, the ‘JEZEBEL’ and more recently the ‘SAPPHIRE’. Let’s look at each caricature in more detail: The ‘Mammie’ – was a post 1940’s figure, the asexual grandma who dedicated her life to fulfilling the needs of a white…

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