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Breast Cancer and Women of African descent. Plus Q &A with Sister Abi

Friday 24 September  8.00pm to 10.30pm 

A Blak Friday session hosted by Dr Lez Henry, www.nubeyond.com

Unit 24 Eurolink Business Centre Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ 

Tube: Brixton Admission: £8.00

Bring pen and pad
. This is a small venue (40 seats) be on time to get one 

This presentation by Sister Abi aims to empower women with information to help defeat breast cancer. It will cover:

* The reality of risk rates for black women; how white women skew the risk indicators
* 5 steps you can take to reduce your risk , 
* How not breast feeding can increase your risk
* What food and lifestyles increase liability
* The signs that ensure early detection.
* How such information is made difficult to access (there has only ever been one study on how cancer affects black women in  the UK)

Sister Abi holds a first degree in Medical Bio-chemistry, a masters in Clinical bio-chemistry and is pursuing another masters in Public Health. She is currently Programme Manager for an infomatics project for a major cancer charity. She has been featured on Colourful Radio and will be in the next edition of the New African Woman magazine for her cancer prevention work.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 26th October 2.00-4.00pm

 2 hour edited version of the 3.5 hour original arranged especially with The Beethoven Centre plus Nubian Spirit !

Venue: Beethoven Centre.

Tube:  Queens Park.

Admission sponsored by Beethoven Centre: Free 

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk   

Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun, and more 

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Jamaica for Sale + Poto Mitan: Women, Pillars of Haiti + Mario Benjamin

Saturday  21 August 11amto 1pm and 2pm -5.00pm

BFI SouthBank

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets £5.00 0207 928 3232 www.bfi.org.uk

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Jamaica for Sale 

 A documentary challenge to the dominant view that tourism is the saviour of the Jamaican people. Lively and hard-hitting, with powerful voices, arresting visuals and iconic music, Jamaica for Sale documents the environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of unsustainable tourism development. As Jamaica is irreversibly transformed, Jamaica for Sale documents this metamorphosis and tries to turn the tide.

Poto Mitan

Everyone else has spoken for Haitian women, yet, we have a history of speaking for ourselves. I support Poto Mitan because it offers us a rare glimpse into how Haitian women in the struggle understand their complex conditions and what they are doing for themselves.”

-Gina Ulysse, Haitian-American scholar/activist/performer

 

Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman’s personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti: inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care. While Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles. Finally, through their collective activism, these women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country like Haiti, collective action makes change possible.

Marie-Jeanne details dual struggles as a woman and worker: she toils under miserable conditions to give her children the education she was denied because of gender discrimination and the high cost of school. Living and braving death in Cité Soleil, Solange details how Haiti’s current violence stems from a long-brewing economic crisis and how the global apparel industry’s inherent instability affects Haiti. Frustrated with male-dominated unions, Frisline offers a gender and class analysis of Haiti’s contemporary situation, including Haiti’s 2008 food crisis. Working for thirty years, Thérèse brings wisdom, a historical perspective, and a comparative analysis. Pushed off her land by foreign agricultural policies, activist Hélène leads a new grassroots campaign against violence, encouraging women to defend themselves. These five brave women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country like Haiti, collective action makes change possible.

The women’s own astute analyses are supported by interviews with Haitian NGO activists, government ministers, and scholars providing global, economic, and political context. The women’s struggles to unionize and images of their deplorable working conditions (captured by spy cameras) are juxtaposed with contradictory interviews of factory owners. Ultimately, these resilient women’s hardships are offset with positive images of them organizing and uniting their communities.

Poto Mitan’s unique quality rests upon the women’s acute understanding of the power of film. Citing the Haitian proverb, “hearing and seeing are two different things”, the women implored Dr. Schuller to share their stories with people in the U.S., people who have the power to make change.

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Saturday 7th August 11.00am-4.30pm

Bruce Grove Youth Centre

10 Bruce Grove Tottenham N17 6RA

www.nabss.org.uk

National Association of Black Saturday Schools NABSS founded by Nia Imara. presents an all day symposium on the history and issues facing  
Supplementary Schools. Speakers include Paul Obinna, Twilight Bey, Nubian Jak, Paulette Douglas and Andrew Muhammad visit site for details

 

 

 

 breasts and cancer

Breast Cancer and Women of African descent. Plus Q &A with Sister Abi

and Marina a Breast Cancer Survivor

Thursday 8 July  7.00pm to 9.00pm (arrive early) 

Science Museums Dana Centre 165 Queens Gate, London SW5:

Tube: South Kensington/Gloucester Roadon  District/Circle.Piccadilly line

Entry: Free only if you book in advance over 18's only                0207 942 4040         or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bring pen and pad and be on time
www.danacentre.org.uk   

The Dana Centre and café are licensed premises open only to those aged 18 or over. Arrive early to enjoy a wide variety of delicious food and drink in our air-conditioned d.café.

This presentation by Sister Abi aims to empower women with information to help defeat breast cancer. It will cover:

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* The reality of risk rates for black women; how white women skew the risk indicators
* 5 steps you can take to reduce your risk , 
* How not breast feeding can increase your risk
* What food and lifestyles increase liability
* The signs that ensure early detection.
* How such information is made difficult to access (there has only ever been one study on how cancer affects black women in  the UK) 

Sister Abi holds a first degree in Medical Bio-chemistry, a masters in Clinical bio-chemistry and is pursuing another masters in Public Health. She is currently Programme Manager for an infomatics project for a major cancer charity. She has been featured on Colourful Radio and will be in the next edition of the New African Woman magazine for her cancer prevention work.