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Oct 14 2013

Harrow Black History Month – Events and Updates

guest_postGuest post by Kwaku from the Harrow Black History Month Group…

Dear Reader

We are pleased that we had a very good attendance for the first of this year’s Harrow African History Season events. Among those who attended the launch and heard political and community activist Lee Jasper speak to the ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’ theme in the presence of Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante, were eight Councillors representing Labour and Independent Labour.

Whilst the Conservatives weren’t represented, we know they are supporters of Harrow BHM Group, the organisers of the Season’s events. We could put the Conservatives’ absence down to either being occupied with taking the reigns of power or perhaps they were at the Conservative Party Conference.

As the Season events goes up till December and with the likelihood of extending it with extra events, we hope to see not just representatives of all the political parties, but also representation of Harrow’s diverse communities, including young people, as this year we’re offering some youth opportunities.

These include performing rap or spoken word at the October 29 event, and reciting a stanza from ‘The African Child’ at the December 10 event, when we’ll have a presentation on the legacy of Stephen Lawrence’s death and a forum meeting, which is open to anyone interested in getting involved with  the Harrow BHM Group. To get in touch: harrowbhm.co.uk.

Kwaku, Harrow BHM Group

 

bhm_2013_flyerForthcoming events:

Word Power: Together We Can! Tuesday Oct. 29, 6.30-8pm. Free

Keynote speaker: Motivational speaker Andrew Muhammad, followed by Q&A. Creative writing and performance speaking to civil rights theme from youth workshop facilitated by Music4Causes’ rapper/songwriter Kimba. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey: Sisters In Civil Rights Activism. Thursday Nov. 7, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Jurisconsult and community advocate Esther Stanford-Xosei, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody. Tuesday Nov. 26, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Human rights activist Matilda MacAttram, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? Tuesday Dec. 10, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Community activist Marc Wadsworth, followed by Q&A, poetry recitation by youths, and Season’s Evaluation report. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
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