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BlackHistoryWalks, Nu-Beyond, Positive Mental Attitude Community 
College & Lewisham Black Staff Forum are hosting a series of events to 
mark 30 years of Black resistance and transcendence in the UK. This 
will be tied in with the United Nations declaration that this is the 
Year of People of African Descent, so we have decided to utilise this 
moment to make our collective position known.

Our first event will be The Black People's Day Of Action: Remembered 
30 years On, which takes place at the Civic Suite, Catford, London on 
Wednesday March 2nd (see flier for full details). This will be 
followed by a series of BLAK Friday specials @ The PMACC on the 2nd 
and last Friday of each month throughout the year where the focus will 
be on our local and global struggles against white racism as Afrikan 
people (full details to follow).

We will also be hosting larger events celebrating the outstanding 
achievements of some of the stalwarts in our communities including 
Prof Gus John (May), Mavis Best (TBC), Dame Sybil Phoenix (June) & 
others TBC.
See Below for list of 14 events up to October

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30 Years of Remembrance/Resistance: a series of events organised by community groups to recognise the social, cultural, legal and political significance of the New Cross Fire, The Back Peoples Day of  Action  and the Brixton Uprisings which all took place in 1981. 2011 is also United Nations International Year for People of African Descent. For more details of the events listed below contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more events to be added, check this page every 10 days


March 2  Wednesday
Black Peoples Day of Action: 30 Years On


Speakers: Professor Gus John, Menelik Shabbaz, Mavis Best, Mia Morris Dr Lez Henry ,Elder Hera Kuti speak on how the march was organised, the day itself and its effect upon Britain plus spoken word and screening of Blood Ah go Run
7-10pm 240 seat, Lewishan Civic Centre, Catford SE6 4RU
Entry: Free

www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk  


March 11  Friday.  (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
400 Years of Black British Civil Rights:


Speaker: Black History Walks presents interactive audio/visual evidence on the African presence in England  from 1596 onwards and how they fought for equality 7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk: £8.00 waged, £5.00 Concessions Entry

www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

March 19 Saturday

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

 

A brand new documentary on this reggae icon whose political lyrics inspired the black community through the 70’s and 80’s. His African consciousness and Rastafari teachings informed a new generation about Marcus Garvey, Paul Bogle and the spirit of resistance in the struggles against apartheid in Zimbabwe and the Sus laws in Brixton. Produced ny Esther Anderson and Gian Cody 11am-1pm at  BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1.Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


 
March 25 Friday  (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
400 Years of Black Women Resistance Fighters
 

International women's day is  8 March 2011
Speaker: Black History Walks presents  45 unheralded  black women from around the world and their contribution to world history. Generals, spies, politicians, ,astronauts, community leaders, women you’ve never heard of are revealed and given their true place in history
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS
www.pmacc.co.uk

Entry: £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged

www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

April 9  Saturday  

Blood Ah Go Run plus Masterclass with Director Menelik Shabbaz


Classic footage  of the Black Peoples Day of Action March 2nd 1981 the biggest political action by African/Caribbean people

there has ever been when 20,000 marched from New Cross to Central London dealing with police brutality and Fleet street journalists that spat on them and gave Nazi salutes. Plus extended interview on grassroots film-making, political activism and the way forward  11am-1pm at 450 seat BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1. Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


April 9  Saturday 

The Story of Lovers Rock plus Q & A with Menelik Shabbaz

The premiere screening of the only documentary on Lovers Rock. At a time when BBC refused to play reggae on the radio and nightclubs had an open ban on black people, Lovers Rock provided sounds and lyrics to uplift the soul against the oppression. It was the glue that kept the black community alive through decades of official government abuse. Reggae Britannia recently sold out and when the Lovers Rock section came on the crowd went wild . Directed by Menelik Shabbaz   2-5pm at 450 seat BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE. www,bfi.org.uk   Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance                                                      

 www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

April 15 Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
Sound Systems as Cultural  Resistance

Speaker: Dr Lez Henry on how black music was used to inform and liberate in 1980’s Britain. Black people were banned from clubs and black promoters found it hard to get venues. The solution , mobile sound systems which would move around London playing particular beats and lyrics that kept the community alive and informed
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS
www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry: £8.00 waged, £5.00 concessions                                                   
www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


 
April 29th Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
Topic: The Infinity of black history


Speaker Paul Obinna creator of the 8000 year African timeline www.hogarth-blake.com
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS
www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged
www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk  



May 13th Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
30 years of Mental Health  

Speaker: Matilda Macattram Director of Black Mental Health UK www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk on attitudes and realities then and now. Many young black people in the 1980’s were misdiagnosed and sectioned in institutions while overdosed with drugs. Picking or washing rice was seen as mentally deficient at the same time the pressure of dealing with racism  drove some people insane. 7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged
www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

May 27 Friday ( Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
The Haitian Revolution


Speaker: Panyin Aikins on the details, effects and legacy of the revolution. Putting the uprising in its international context of Tunisia in 2011.
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS
www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged,£5.00 unwaged
www.nubeyond.com,www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

June 10 ( Blak Friday with Nubeyond)                                                                  

Soweto Uprising 1976/Brixton Uprisings 1981

Speaker: Dr Kimani Nehusi on youth resistance, reasons and comparisons
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS
www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry : £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged                                                    

www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistoywalks.co.uk

 

June 17 Thursday 

The Sybil Phoenix Story & the Soweto Uprising.

The first black woman to receive an MBE on how she set up the first black youth club (Moonshot) in the 1970’s, which played such an important role in the New Cross Fire response and the Black Peoples Day of Action
Speaker: Sybil Phoenix and others
7-10pm at 240 seat Lewishan Civic Centre, Catford SE6 4RU
Entry : Free                                                                                       
www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

October 2011 Date to be announced

Burning an Illusion 30 years on The classic British film directed by Menelik Shabbaz will be treated to a Gala performance and review with stars from the film reflecting on its impact and comparing life then to life now. Venue 450 seat BFI Southbank. www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Further events to be announced. Check this page for details in 10 days time

This initiative is supported by ..

Nubeyond www.nubeyond.com

Positive Mental Attitude Community College www.pmacc.co.uk

Lewisham Black Staff Forum

Nubian Jak www.nubianjak.com

Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Well Placed Consultancy www.black-history-month.co.uk

 

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Interview with a Veteran

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Imperial War Museum 11am-2pm

Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North

Entry Free: first come first served

 
The general public are invited to view Saturday School pupils interview 84 year old Jamaican war veterans about their service in World War 2. The event will be filmed then placed on You tube
 
 

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Rare, Classic Films on Bob Marley and James Baldwin 

Saturday 19th March

Bob Marley:Making of a Legend 11am-2pm

James Baldwin: Heard it Through the Grapevine 2pm-5pm

BFI SouthBank, Belvedere Road SE1
Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets £6.40 Box office 0207 928 3232

www.bfi.org.uk     www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

  

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend.

Made by co-producer of the Harder They Come and the Three Dumas, Esther Anderson was also the photographer of Bob Marley before and during his rise to international success. Miss Anderson was also part of the production team for Chris Blackwells Island records

Heard it through the Grapevine: James Baldwin 

Produced by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this is a highly personal film essay, written by James Baldwin, about exactly who and what survived the Civil Rights movement. It features Baldwin, his brother David, Chinua Achebe, Fanni Lou Hamer, Amiri Baraka, and other friends Baldwin made 'on that long, long road' through the 60s. On his journey he compares the strategies and tactics used by the black community in the 60's to see what worked and did'nt work with surprising results and revelations