August 23: Marcus Garvey And The Significance Of August Within Global Afric…

Fri 24 August 2018 18:00 – 19:30

History consultant Kwakuleads this audio-visual presentation markingAfrican Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30and International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement.

August 23 marks what’s known in Britain as Slavery Memorial Day or Slavery Remembrance Day’, and which UNESCO, the initiator of the Day, calls the International Day For The Remembrance Of The Slave Trade And Its Abolition.

Bearing in mind the reason why August 23 was chosen, Kwakuadvocates the use of an alternative terminology: International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement. In this short, interactive presentation, he breaks down the history which led UNESCO to this date, which was adopted by Britain in 2007 to commemorate the trafficking of Africans and its abolition.

 

Kwaku provides succinct background and an alternative to the prevalent Wilberfest narrative. The focus is on African AGENCY not VICTIMHOOD. Additionally, he posits that marking August 23 should not be solely focused on enslavement, by highlighting a number of key global African historical events that happened in August.

We’ll also explore several Marcus Garvey-related August moments, including why some pan-Africanists call August Mosiahmonth. Check www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.comfor other Garvey and Africa Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 events.

This event is aimed at an inter-generational audience.

 

More Events in Greater London Listings MORE

Camden Wednesday 1 May

JOTA.PÊ

With influences ranging from Jorge Ben to Caetano Veloso and going through the manguebeat of Chico Science, the…

Lambeth Thursday 2 - Saturday 11 May

Liberation Squares

Three British Muslim schoolgirls undergo a political awakening and try to work out how to make their voices…

City of London Thursday 2th May

Boy Blue: Cycles Pre-Show Talk

Learn more about award-winning hip-hop dance theatre company Boy Blue and their new show Cycles at this free talk with…