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Black History Month

An Evening with Verse Writer

Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October
Warwick Arts Centre, 7:45pm

Lanaire Aderemi is a poet, performer and playwright and a final year sociology student at the University of Warwick.

She is having a show in the Warwick Arts Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2019. It is a one woman show called ‘an evening with verse writer’. It is an interactive play which recounts childhood stories and stories of Black women’s resistance around the world.

It won an Artistic Development Award in the Shoot Festival in April.

For additional information on the show, see here.

History & Culture of Africa before 1800

Monday 14th October
MS.01 (Maths), 6:00pm

To kick off Histsoc’s celebration of Black History Month, Histsoc will be holding a specialised lecture focusing on the background of Africa’s past. Hosted by Dr Sacha Hepburn, join Histsoc as we navigate discussions on the interplay of the history, politics, anthropology and geography in the continent prior to the reshaping of European colonialism.

‘The archive of Imperilled Black Life and the Architecture of State-crafted Violence in Postcolonial Britain’ History Research Seminar

Monday 14th October
S0.20 (Social Science), 6:00pm

Dr Kennetta Perry (De Montfort University) in conversation with Dr Meleisa Ono-George. Dr. Kennetta Perry serves as Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University where she is also a Reader in History. Her research interests include Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history, archives of Black Europe, and anti-racist movements for citizenship, recognition and social justice throughout the African Diaspora.

She has published widely, including a book-length study on Afro-Caribbean migration to Britain following World War II titled London Is The Place For Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race (Oxford Press, 2016). Currently, she is researching histories of state-sanctioned racial violence and the relationship between the decline of the welfare state and the expansion of the carceral state in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.

In Celebration of Black History Month

Thursday 17th October
S0.20 (Social Science), 4:30pm

Pan-Africanism in North Africa documentary screening & discussion

Tuesday 22nd October
MS.04 (Maths), 17:30pm

Learn more about the role of North Africa in the Black Panthers' Movement with Warwick North African Society; the region inspiring the likes of Nelson Mandela and Frantz Fanon, as well as the first Pan-Africanism festival in Algiers in 1969.

Forgotten Black Pioneers

Wednesday 23rd October
MS.01 (Maths), 5:00pm

HistSoc in collaboration with Warwick Anti-Racism society presents a diverse panel highlighting a Black Briton individual or group who were fundamental to the shaping of the Modern British Identity. Celebrate this important history through listening and participating in debates covering their works and actions, in evolving the socio-economic and political construction of the British identity in the present day.

Black History of the Labour Movement

Thursday 24th October
OC1.04 (Oculus), 5:00pm

Warwick Labour Society presents a discussion of the Black History of the Labour Movement.

The Evolution of Black British Music

Wednesday 30th October
R0.21 (Ramphal), 6:00pm

On our final chapter of Black History Month talks, we bring you a fascinating debate from a range of historians, musical journalists and musicians on the topic of the contemporary journey of Black British Music. Discussions will cover its emasculate evolution from being based in small parts of the country to developing to sub-genres of urban, garage, grime and drill celebrated in the mainstream music industry.

An Overview of Precolonial Africa

Tuesday 5th November
Room TBA, 5:00pm

Boukman Academy is a Black-owned non-profit educational platform based in the UK specialising in Pan-African education, Black history and politics. Previously, the academy have given talks at Nottingham Trent University, Birmingham City University and community centres across the UK. Talk topic: 'An Overview of Pre-Colonial Africa'. In this talk we will journey through the various civilisations of Africa – including the impossible monuments of the Nile Valley, the rich empires of West Africa and the fantastic architecture of Great Zimbabwe. Whilst highlighting the heights of African civilisation, we will also delve into day-to-day life exploring the abundant cultures that existed at the time. The talk will be approximately two hours long including time for questions.