“BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS” by The Mind Cafe

Sunday 27th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ The Mind Cafe, Eastside, Kings Cross Station, London N1C 4AX Black Mental Health Matters Road Shows provide bespoke practical interventions for the African Caribbean community. We are using the opportunity of our 8th edition to respond to the corporate trauma we as a community are…

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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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CONVERSATION CORNER: “A discussion about Black Women’s Healing and Self-Care” by the Black Women’s Forum UK

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ UCL Institute of Education (Room 802), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL “Caring for myself is not Self-Indulgence, it’s Self-Preservation and that is an act of Political warfare” – Audre Lorde The Black Women’s Forum UK is a safe space to share, empower and engage with women…

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“DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR” by Sisters-who-lock-together

Sunday 15th April 2018, 3-8pm @ Chuck Gallery, 166 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 0AF Taking place at the Chuck Gallery an art space in Manchester dedicated to the promotion of modern and contemporary African art, this event will celebrate the beauty of black hair and what it means to be natural in today’s society. Participants will have…

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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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Social Commentary No. 4 “Is Dis-ordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction the New Black?”

  There has been a long held belief that Black women readily embrace their thicker, larger, and more voluptuous frames, which assumes that Black women all want to look one singular, particular way. Or that all Black women love the skin and bodies they’re in. However, there is some truth to this narrative due the…

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