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ENFIELD UNISON BLACK MEMBERS GROUP PRESENTS

BLACK WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP














TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2015

The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House,

Executive Suite, 39 London Road

Enfield, EN2 6DS

6:30PM to 10:00PM







BLACK SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR &

THE AFRICAN FRONTLINE 1914- 1918

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2015

Library of Birmingham, Heritage Learning Space, 4th floor, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND

1.30PM-4PM



WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BLACK BRITISH HISTORY?

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2015

Senate House, University Of London

11AM-6PM



AFRICANS IN WORLD WAR ONE

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER

7-8PM


African Caribbean Self Help Organisation

104 Heathfield Rd, Birmingham B19 1HJ



BLACKNESS IN BRITAIN 2015

'THE BLACK SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP'

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

AND ITS IMPACT ON BLACK INTELLECTUAL LIFE IN BRITAIN

30-31 OCTOBER 2015

Birmingham City University

The Blackness in Britain conference series is concerned with the past and future histories and narratives of Black populations in the UK and the wider African diaspora. In our second interdisciplinary conference we invite scholars, intellectuals and activists to examine how Black British intellectual life has been influenced by African American scholarship. Despite the absence of Black Studies programmes in British Universities, Black communities in the UK have a long history of community activism that has been deeply engaged with the scholarship of Black America. From as early as the Pan-African Congress 1945 to current day community and online activism, Black individuals and communities in Britain have created dynamic intellectual spaces outside of the academy to engage in debates and to organise political activity around the ideas of Black Feminism, Black Nationalism, Black theology, Black Psychology, Afrocentricity, Pan- Africanism and Garveyism in order to resist and strategize against, imperialism, colonialism and racialised forms of oppression.

Historian and author Onyeka will speak on Conceptualising Black Studies in Britain/ African Centred Thought.


BEYOND BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014


RESEARCHING BETWEEN THE LINES

Sunday 2nd November 2014  4pm-7pm

First Nation Centre, 3rd Floor, 10 Midland Road, Luton LU2 0HR


The historian Onyeka will be visiting Luton to discuss his research into the African Tudors. Onyeka has researched more than 250,000 documents to write his latest book, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins. This research is vital in reshaping our long held beliefs about the Tudor period and the role people of African descent played in shaping modern England.


AFRICAN TUDORS: LESSONS FROM OUR PAST

Tuesday 4th  November  2014 6.30pm-8pm


Wembley Library, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ


The celebration of Black History Month provides an opportunity to focus awareness on the events of history and identify the lessons that can be learned. The research investigated in Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins by the historian Onyeka, demonstrates that African people were not automatically subjected to slavery but were an important part of society.  


What lessons can we learn from this research and how does this knowledge shape our understanding of society and our future potential? 



BLACKAMOORES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

Wednesday 5th November 2014  5pm-6.30pm


Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ


Join historians Onyeka and Miranda Kaufmann as they discuss the presence and contribution of African people to Tudor England.



PUTTING THE BLACK IN THE UNION JACK? BLACK BRITISH HISTORY IN EDUCATION

Saturday 8th November 2014  10am – 7pm


Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH


Putting the Black in the Union Jack? Black British History in Education, will explore how we can incorporate the stories of African men, women and children and their descendant into the study of British history.

For more information, please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/project/blackbritishhistory/



BLACKAMOORES AT THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY: AFRICAN PEOPLE IN SIXTEENTH CENTURY SCOTLAND - A FORGOTTEN POPULATION BUT REMEMBERED TODAY

Wednesday 3rd December 2014  12.45pm-1.30pm


Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Join historian Onyeka at the Scottish National Gallery as he discusses the untold story of African people in Scotland during the Tudor period.


Onyeka is the author of Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins, a groundbreaking publication that unearths the hidden history of African people in Tudor England and Scotland. The research in Blackamoores highlights the contribution African people made to the development of cities such as Edinburgh and challenges the commonly held belief that these people were slaves or placed at the lowest rung of society.

Onyeka is a writer, law lecturer and historian. His books document the lives and history of the African experience in Britain. His work explores issues about cultural identity, resistance to oppression and the will to succeed.



To attend any of the talks and lectures, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/narrative-eye-5015825713

 For more information, please contact info@narrative-eye.org.uk



BLACK HISTORY MONTH

PAST EVENTS


AFRICAN TUDORS AT THE BARBER INSTITUTE 

Wednesday 8th October 2014 1pm-2pm


Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS


Join the historian Onyeka at the iconic Barber Institute of Fine Arts. With a backdrop of stunning artwork from Renaissance Europe, Onyeka will take guests on a fascinating exploration of the African experience of Tudor England. 
 


AFRICAN PRESENCE - A CELEBRATION 

Wednesday 8th October 2014 6pm-9pm


African Caribbean Self-Help Centre, 104 Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1HJ
 

Narrative Eye visits the African Caribbean Self Help Centre as they celebrate 50 years of serving the community. Being home to one of the first African Saturday schools in the UK, the African Caribbean Self-Help Centre has become an important institution in Britain. 

 

What were the communities of African people like in Tudor England? Were they settled in Birmingham? Where are they now? The historian Onyeka will answer these questions and more during this special evening. 
 

TUDOR LIVES: AFRICAN PEOPLE IN PORT TOWNS

Thursday 16th October 2014 6pm-7.30pm


M Shed Museum, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

Port towns such as Bristol, were pivotal to the development and success of England as an early major trading nation. During the Tudor period, these towns demonstrated a cultural diversity that is not often explored. During this talk at the M Shed Museum, the historian Onyeka will discuss the African experience in Tudor England and explore the status of African people at this time. 



THE BLACK IMAGE - SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY 

Friday 24th October 2014 5.30pm-8pm


Abbey Conference Suite - Southwark Campus, 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA


Join the Narrative Eye team at London South Bank University, where guest speakers will explore the portrayal of African people in visual media over the centuries.

 

For more information visit: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/whats-on/the-black-image-24102014



BLACK PRESENCE IN BRITAIN

Tuesday 28th October  2014 6.30pm-9.30pm


Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, Executive Suite, 39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS

Contact: Enfield Unison Black Members Group 020 8367 9129


A celebration of the diversity of culture, tradition and history. Enjoy an evening of diverse food, entertainment, specially invited speakers and lots more. Join us to share your ideas, stories, knowledge and life experiences – everyone is welcome.

BLACKAMOORES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

Wednesday 29th October  2014 6pm-8pm


Huxley 400, Moulsecoomb Campus, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 4AT


The historian Onyeka visits Brighton to discuss the presence and status of African people in Tudor England.

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