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Queen Nzingha Lecture Series (2 of 12) Black Women in Academia: Success, Secrets and Coping Strategies

Black History Walks

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

Queen Nzingha Lecture Series (2 of 12) Black Women in...

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Queen Nzinga Lecture (2 of 12 ) Sat 23 February 6 to 9.00pm
Prompt start.. Black Women in Academia: Success, Secrets and Coping Strategies. This is the second of twelve lectures by black female academics/ holders of expert knowledge. Black history Walks run walks, talks and films on the African history all year long
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A National Association of Black Saturday Schools  and Black History Walks production


This event is sponsored by  Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 23 February 6pm to 9pm. This event will start at 6pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat

Venue: Room B36, Birkbeck University Malet St WC1 E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square side), Click here for map Room B36 is at location 1 and the entrance is on the Torrington Square side

 Admission free if booked via eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in  an academic setting. Our first lecture will be a double bill featuring Kandace Chimbiri and Dr Michelle Asantewa.

This lecture features three generations of African/Caribbean women who have achieved Phds speaking about their experiences in academia as well as an extended Q and A with all three to expand on their revelations..

Speakers include:

Dr Ama Biney, has lectured at Middlesex University and Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as in the further education sector in the UK for over 15 years. She obtained her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a trustee of the Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem Educational Trust.

Dr Michelle Asantewa, is an English and Creative writing lecturer at London Met University. She has also curated several black history film events at the university and spoke on womens resistance in 18th century literature at the first Queen Nzinga Lecture last year.

Nathalie Montlouis Phd candidate, has just completed her doctorate in cultural studies and is now editing a book on African culture and sterotypes. She gives lectures on Symbolic Violence and Images of Black Women. She is the programme manager for the French/Caribbean dance group Ziloka and is the co-creator of Performing Black Bodies in White Spaces


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When & Where

Birbeck, University of London
Malet St
WC1E 7HX London
United Kingdom

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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Black History Walks


Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill.

We also offer films, talks and workshops on a variety of related topics every month all year long to complement the walks. The talks are interactive multi-media presentations designed to suit, schools, colleges, universities, tourists, staff associations, community groups and public events. We arrange public filmshows on history and current afairs in venues all over the country. We provide teacher and parent training, inset days and run long and short term interventions in primary/secondary schools, with classes or individual pupils. Check out the website and join our mail list for details of more events.


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