Saturday  27 June 2pm-5.00pm

BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall) Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo. Tickets ₤5, best to book early Phone 0207 928 3232
www.bfi.org.uk/southbank

Two films by hardcore and long term anti-racist Colin Prescod, currently chair of the Institute for Race Relations. A Town Under Siege shows how blacks and asians in Southall organised to resist racist attacks between 1976 and 1981. From You Were Black, You Were Out ! describes the conditions in Ladbroke Grove, when black people mobilised against white racist gang attacks in 1958 Followed by Q and A with Colin Prescod
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Saturday  27 June 12.00pm-3.00pm

Tube: Aldgate East, Liverpool St  ₤6 adults, under 16 free

Venue: on application

This session will see three women from various professions explain exactly how they got into them.

Natalie: Buy Side Equities Analyst & Trader
Pamela: Own IT Training company for 20 years

Monica: Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Each woman will start their story at primary school and explain what the obstacles were /are and how they overcame them. If you've ever complained about how Africa & women are shown in the media you need to attend this with some young people

also Patricia will explain how and she is moving her whole family to Africa even though her parents come from the Caribbean and she was born here. 
In addition we will have  a section on black owned charities operating in Africa, (Girl Child Concerns in Nigeria, Hearts to  Africa) and what you can do to help. Plus at a time when the Afro Hair and Beauty show is endorsing skin bleaching creams (see menu) we will premiere two music videos that praise the beauty and brains of natural women. Due to demand you  need to email your name/number of people to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You will then get confirmation and directions.  Next event at this venue Black Bodies: Breasts, Bums and Cancer 25 July

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Saturday  30 May 2pm-5.00pm

BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall) Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.Tickets ₤5, best to book early. Phone 0207 928 3232
www.bfi.org.uk/southbank

 in association with Images of Black Women, MnMn Begay and Somalis Unite

The recent riots in Martinique and Guadeloupe were largely glossed over by the British media, but they represent the most serious uprising by exploited black people since the 1937 riots in the English speaking Caribbean. This film explains in detail the many similarities there are between the Windrush generation and what is known as the Bumidons. The Bumidon were invited to France in the 1960's to do menial jobs while rich white French people were sent to the Caribbean to occupy the best land and employment. It features Aime Cesaire and  shows the economic oppression operated by Sarkozy, who has suddenly appointed the first Black women ever as Minister for Overseas Territories.(Islands in the Caribbean are considered part of France)

The film will be followed with Q and A with a panel representing French Caribbean, Black Parisians and French-speaking Somalis from the East African country Djibouti. This major event takes place in the 450 seat flagship luxury cinema. As this is the first event of its kind bring, your friends,family and kids to see some positive images of the Caribbean and find out what is going on. Make sure to book in advance

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Saturday 23 May 1pm-4.30pm

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1.Tube: Lambeth North.

Free entry: First come,first served
www.iwm.org.uk

Premiere of the new Walter Tull movie plus Q and A with BAFTA award winning director Alrick Riley who also directed Spooks, Hustle and Hotel Babylon. Walter Tull was one of the first black footballers.He was also the first Black officer in the British Army and served with honour in World War 1.

We will also feature modern footballers from the 1970's to 1990's and link them to the fight for racial equality.



Saturday 16th May 7.30-9.30pm

Light on the Hill Church, 1A Vaughn Rd, Harrow HA1, Tube: Harrow on the Hill, West Harrow

Adm: £5.00 . Children half price. Colourful Network 07811396145

Previously sold out. Colourful Kids present this highly rated in-your-face seminar aimed at children and parents to illustrate how they are conditioned via Hollywood movies, music videos, computer games and advertising to act dumb and love it. This presentation uses  pop and mainstream culture combined with a black history perspective. Scary Movie, Predator,Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne,Futurama, Disney,300, GTA,Pussycat dolls, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Etana,Lord of the Rings, Pirates of Caribbean, Transformers all make an appearance