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Croydon BME 1st Anniversary.

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Ruskin House.

23 Coombe Road

Croydon

CR0 1BD

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This is Croydon Black Teacher's Network's anniversary event. It's another opportunity to meet, share, network and debate issues around BME teachers. On this ocassions, we are extending the invitation to teaching assistants and teaching professionals. A panel of speakers will be present. Below is a short introduction of each panel memeber.

We are excited to confirm that Dr Gloria Gordon has agreed to talk to us. Dr Gordon is a lecturer in Caribbean history/literature, and currently lectures at London SouthBank University. She is London South Bank University's (LSBU) first National Teaching Fellow (2002) with a research remit to introduce Academically-Based Community Service (ABCS) with a strategic focus on African/Caribbean learners and their communities. The outcome of this evolutionary research project (formally started post race-based crisis in 1990) resulted in the founding of the Centre for British African Caribbean Studies (CBACS) in 2007.

It is our pleasure to introduce Susan Patterson-Smith, who is the Deputy Head of Community Development at the Palace for Life Foundation. Susan leads on Education, Training & Employability, to change the lives of young people across South London, particularly the most hard-to-reach and hard-to-help. We have strong connections within the local community and businesses and run programmes designed to equip young people with the skills they need to start thinking about their future careers. Adina Bennett will also be joining us to share about the work the Crystal Palace is doing on equality.

We are also delighted to inform you that Anthony Vaughan will be joining us. Anthony is co author of the book Black British History, Black Influences on British Culture (1948 - 2016) Anthony was born in England of Jamaican parents. He is particularly proud of a project he completed with the great C.L.R. James called Cultural Conversations with C.L.R. James. This original research is now with the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, South London. Anthony will have copies of his book for sale.

Lunch will be provided.

Please indicate when you order your ticket if you have any dietary needs.

Please indicate when you order your ticket if you need childcare.

NEU MEMBERS IN BROMLEY, MERTON AND SUTTON ARE ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

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