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October is Black History Month in the UK; an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of Black cultural heritage, history and experiences today. The theme for Islington this year is Educate and Innovate!
Islington will be hosting a lively festival of inspiring documentary, debate and literary events to explore black history education and its importance and role in a multicultural Britain.
Events are free or low cost, so get involved and get inspired! Highlights include:
Islington based author Jacob Whittingham discusses his ground-breaking book What Being Black Is, And What Being Black Isn’t, redefining Black identity and addressing misinformation perpetuated by popular media and society.
Kathleen Chater will be talking about black people in the Islington/Clerkenwell area, concentrating on Old Bailey records. Ms Chater is the author of Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales During the Period of the British Slave Trade published by Manchester University Press.
All women who live and work in Islington are invited to a fee, informal and child-friendly event to find out how to represent your community be becoming a local councillor. Learn how you can influence decisions, hear from inspirational women in local politics and find out how to get practical help.
Young people from Islington team up with award winning filmmaker Nosa Igbindion to bring us a riveting and engaging new documentary exploring the importance of Black History and whether educational curriculums can be more inclusive to reflect the globalised world and multicultural society we live in today.
Don’t miss the UK premiere of the long awaited sequel to 2007 Best African American Documentary What Black Men Think. Award winning filmmaker Janks Norton challenges how myths and stereotypes have been internalised by the Black community, reinforcing a collective misperception of identity.
Picking up from where the London Schools and the Black Child Conference left off, this event will explore how teaching, parental and community engagement and youth voice can be supported and enriched to ensure race equality in schools in a multicultural Britain.
For more information on all these events, download programme below.
Aisha ForbesTelephone: 020 7832 5818Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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