Today Brixton Is Locked Off: The Day Black Lives Matter Shut Down Brixton

Monday Nov. 16 2020, 6-9pm GMT

Monday Xtra History Sessions Plus: Video-led presentations by history consultant Kwaku with special guests highlighting British African histories on Monday nights in November

PROGRAMME:
Nov. 16 Today Brixton Is Locked Off: The Day Black Lives Matter Shut Down Brixton. Special Guest: Political activist Marc Wadsworth

In the summer of 2016 a BLM protest locked down Brixton for over six hours without major incident. But how do young heads learn from the elders in order to strategise their activism?

Following on from the various Zoom meetings we’ve organised and been consumed by hundreds of attendees from Britain and beyond, we’ve decided to offer a special, more focused programme for a small group serious about learning about British African history not commonly covered elsewhere.

Each event is led by history consultant Kwaku, supported by a special guest, and moderated by political and community activist Nana Asante.

These are the other Sessions. Check www.bitly.com/NovDecXtra to book

Nov. 23 Police And The Criminalising Of The African British Youths By Numbers. Special Guest: Community activist Cecil Gutzmore
Highlights little-known and cause célèbre cases involving groups of African youths, such as Tottenham Court Road Two, Stockwell Six, Oval Four, Mangrove Nine, Waterloo Four and the Thornton Heath 15.

Nov. 30 Reading British African History In Books. Special Guest: Community Historian Tony Warner
A look at the history of documenting British African history in books; highlighting a selection of recently published lists, a personal selection and reflection by the special guest, plus opportunities to order books on the night.

Dec. 7 Black Music And A History Of Racism In Britain: Dec. 7 1507-Dec. 7 2020: A 500+ year history of the engagement of racism in Britain with black music, Africans, and African musicians. Based mainly on documented fact with anecdotal and assumptive asides, it covers from the wicked consequences, the fortitude, the resilience, the conquering, the I-didn’t-know-that to the fancy-that, and lots more details in between! An unmissable learning forum with space for you to have your say.

Produced by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), and RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry).

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