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
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
Saturday 16th May 4.30pm-6.30pm
Light on the Hill Church, 1A Vaughn Rd, Harrow HA1, Tube: Harrow on the Hill,West Harrow
Adm: £5.00 (half price for kids) in advance. Ring Colourful Network 07811396145.
How to get the best for yourself and your child Previously sold out, this highly rated interactive presentation is for those adults who want to improve self esteem and academic performance. Topics will cover; how to get black history in your school, film,book and website resources to assist, how racism works in schools and what you can do to get round it plus Black Heroes of World War 2