“Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century”

Thursday 26th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Level 6, Foyles Book Shop, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT Reclaim ‘Radicalism!’ – as author and educator Kehinde Andrews sits down with writer and blogger Mina Salami Tracing the history of the Black radical tradition—from its origins as resistance to slavery through the Black…

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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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‘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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“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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** 7 DAYS TO GO ** “Rock Against Racism: Victoria Park Carnival –  40th Anniversary Special Event”

Sunday 29th April 2018 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ The Migration Museum, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG On Sunday 30 April 1978, 80,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square, and danced their way through the East End to Victoria Park in Hackney for the first big ‘Rock Against Racism Carnival Against…

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“CHALLENGING RACISM THROUGH CONSUMER ACTION” By Ethical Consumer

Debate and discussion aimed at investigating how ethical consumption can be part of the new fight against racism. The recent rise in hate crimes has cast a shadow over the UK and we want to explore ways that consumers, businesses and other organisations can respond to this.

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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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“BLACK BRITISH CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES” – PART 2 & 3

Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th April 2018, 6: 30 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Travistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to host a presentation by Black History Walks on ‘African British Civil Rights Heroes’. ** Part 2 & 3 will…

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“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN”

“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN – A 6 WEEK MULTI-MEDIA & INTERACTIVE COURSE”, Monday 21st May 6:30 PM – 8: 30 pm – Monday 25th June 2018 @ Harris Westminster, 7 Tothill Street London SW1H 9LH – COURSE FEE: £70 An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary by Raoul Peck.This…

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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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