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Achievements of Black Women - Workshop
Wed 26 October 2016, 14:30 – 15:30 BST
The stories of pioneering and heroic women in history are widely celebrated in many countries across the world. This retelling of their lives and accomplishments not only maintains their legacy but also provides women and girls with the desire to accomplish great things and gives them a sense of identity.
In Britain the teachings of women in history, particularly Black history, often focuses on American history, ignoring the lives of women of African descent who built communities in 18th century England, who were activists in the British Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s, and who held the first major positions in politics.
This interactive workshop will explore the achievements of Black Women in Britain and participants will be invited to develop frameworks for utilising this important history in the future.
Participants are encouraged to attend the Achievements of Black Women Lecture on Saturday 22nd October