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Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:30 PM (BST)

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FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Please keep me informed Dec 31, 2016 Free  
June 5 2017 Rock Against Racism: How Music And Culture Can Build Unity (Dave Randall)   more info Jun 5, 2017 Free  
Feb. 20 2017 Now is the Time – Why We Can’t Wait   more info Feb 20, 2017 Free  
Feb. 13 2017 Living History With Winston Trew: Down With The Cause Of Youth Activism & Beyond   more info Feb 13, 2017 Free  
Feb. 6 2017 Living History With Cecil Gutzmore   more info Feb 6, 2017 Free  
Jan. 23 2017 Living History With Dr Leroy Logan:   more info Jan 23, 2017 Free  
Dec. 19 2016 Young Peoples’ Take On IDPAD   more info Dec 19, 2016 Free  
Nov. 28 2016 Hear The Backstory Of IDPAD 2015-24 & The Contemporary African Reparations Movemenn   more info Ended Free  
Nov. 14 2016 Living History With Tony Thomas: From South London Estates To Community Organising In London & Beyond   more info Ended Free  
Harrow 2016/17 Season Launch @ Harrow Civic Centre   more info Ended Free  
Talking African History Season In The Midst Of IDPAD 2015-24.   more info Ended Free  
May 25 Putting Marcus Garvey/UNIA Words To Music   more info Ended Free  
May 11 Explaining The Quotes Of Marcus Garvey (Kwaku/Mandingo)   more info Ended Free  
Apr 27 Marcus Garvey/UNIA & The Importance Of Music & The Arts (Dr Cecil Gutzmore)   more info Ended Free  
Apr 13 Highlighting Marcus Garvey, UNIA & Garveyism Through Film (Kwaku)   more info Ended Free  
Mar 30 Reflecting On Marcus Garvey/UNIA From A Young Person’s Perspective (Antonio & Marcel Phillip) Ended Free  
Mar 16 Explaining The UNIA And ACL’s African Philosophy And Practice Of Marcus Garvey (Mandingo) Ended Free  
Mar 9 The Marcus Garvey/UNIA Quiz (Kwaku) Ended Free  
Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions 2015
For booking any of the 2015 Xtra History Sessions on March 9, 16, 30, April 13, 27, and May 11 and 25. For more info: www.HarrowBHM.co.uk
Ended Free  
Launch event/Season Theme Monday Oct. 6: ‘Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100: The Legacy’   more info Ended Free  
Friday Oct. 24: 'Highlighting Women & Their Role In The UNIA'   more info Ended Free  
Wednesday Nov. 12: 'Reflecting On UNIA's Enterprises'   more info Ended Free  
Thursday Nov. 20: 'Beyond Enslavement To Marcus Garvey & UNIA'   more info Ended Free  
Friday Dec. 19: 'Moving Forward: Taking From The Garvey/UNIA Legacy' including Youth Opportunity   more info Ended Free  
2013 African History Season Launch 30/09/13, 6.30-8.30pm
A free, inter-generational presentation by a special guest and Q&A based on this year’s theme: ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’ in the presence of Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante. Monday Sept. 30 2013, 6.30-8.30pm. Room: Council Chamber
Ended Free  
From Martin Luther King To Paul Stephenson in 1963. From Race Riots In Chicago To Cardiff in 1919. How Far Have We Come? Friday Oct 25, 5-7pm
The leader of the Chicago Live The Spirit Big Band jazz outfit, Ernest Dawkins, will be making a presentation giving the historical background to the compositions ‘A Deferred Dream Or A Dream Come True?’ and '1919', whilst history consultant Kwaku provides the British experience during those periods. FRIDAY OCT 25, 5-7PM. See below for more details
Ended Free  
Word Power: Together We Can! Tuesday Oct. 29, 6.30-8.30pm.
Keynote speaker: Motivational speaker Andrew Muhammad, followed by Q&A. Creative writing and performance speaking to civil rights theme from youth workshop facilitated by Music4Causes’ rapper/songwriter Kimba. Room: Ctte Rooms 1&2
Ended Free  
Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey. Thur Nov. 7, 6.30-8.30pm
Keynote speaker: Jurisconsult and community advocate Esther Stanford-Xosei talks on the Sisters In Civil Rights Activism, followed by Q&A. Room: Council Chamber
Ended Free  
Challenging Narratives Of Deaths InCustody Tue Nov 26 6.30pm
Keynote speaker: Human rights activist Matilda MacAttram (Black Mental Health UK CEO) talks about campaigns and challenges, followed by Q&A. Room: Council Chamber
Ended Free  
Stephen Lawrence Legacy Discussion/Harrow BHM Season Evaluation
Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? Tuesday Dec. 10, 6.30-8.30pm. Free Keynote speaker: Community activist Marc Wadsworth, followed by Q&A, poetry recitation by youths, and Season’s Evaluation report. Room: Council Chamber
Ended Free  

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THE HARROW AFRICAN HISTORY SEASON/XTRA HISTORY & REASONING SESSIONS BOOKING & INFORMATION PAGE

For full details of our 2016/17 Xtra History & Reasoniung Sessions @ Harrow Mencap programme, please scroll down, and also revisit for programme updates. Now booking up to Feb. 2017 events.

NOV. 17 UPDATE: Extra. Booking now:  Nov. 28 2016 Hear The Backstory Of IDPAD 2015-24 & The Contemporary African Reparations

Sessions generally take place on Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm (please check on this page). They are free - though pre-booking is advised, as space is limited. The Sessions are also family-friendly, so you're welcome to bring the youths, if you want to see them in the house!

Follow us: Facebook  /HarrowBHM and Twitter: @HarrowBHM

xtra history nov dec 2016

We're introducing the Living History strand, where Session is led by someone who is/was part of the history they will be talking about. Where possible, it will be the first Monday of the Month.

The Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions are presented by Akoben Awards in association with BTWSC/African Histories Revisted and Harrow Mencap, and facilitated/curated by music industry and history consultant Kwaku.

For more details: harrowBHM@hotmail.com

Harrow Mencap is less than a 5 minute walk from Harrow On The Hill tube or bus station (see map below)

Harrow Mencap direction

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Aug. 21 2017
Remembering Aug. 23: International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement (Kwaku)

Booking now: June 5 2017 (postponed from Dec. 5 2016) Rock Against Racism: How Music And Culture Can Build Unity (Dave Randall)
Dave is a left-leaning musician with Faithless and Slovo and author of 'Sound System – The Political Power Of Music' (Pluto Press 2017). He tells the story of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement - in the 1970s, the left was faced with a rising far right in the shape of the National Front. After Eric Clapton made comments praising Enoch Powell, a new initiative was launched to use the rock and pop world to bring together people to fight racism. Rock Against Racism proved key in beating back the fascist tide. Four decades on, we now face a post-Brexist racist surge and a new need to build movements that can counter racist bigotry. Dave highlights what part can music and culture play in this fight.

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May 22 2017 Reframing Marcus Garvey In History (Everol Wilson)
May. 8 2017 African British Civil Rights (Tony Walker)
April 17 2017 Highlighting African History Across London (Avril Nanton)
April 3 2017
Highlighting The Liberation Works Of Ras Seymour McLean (Shango Baku)
Mar. 27 2017 Sound System – The Political Power of Music (Dave Randall)
Dave is a left-leaning musician with Faithless and Slovo and author of 'Sound System – The Political Power Of Music' (Pluto Press 2017). He will be delving into his book, published in March 2017, to highlight a number of stories on the engagement of music within politics and anti-racism activism. Signed copies of the hot off the press book will be on sale.

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Mar. 20 2017 Changing the Narrative – African Identity Through The Media Lens (Ade Banjoko)
A presentation and discussion exploring the representation of African identity in the media today and its impact on African youth. A look at the issue and some concrete ways in which to change the narrative. Presented by the London Parents Action and Resource Centre (PARC).
Mar. 13 2017 Highlighting African Herstory (Nana Asante)
Mar. 6 2017 Look For Me In London: A Work In Progress About Marcus Garvey In London (Khesumaba Michael Jess)
The fascinating story of Hon Marcus Garvey's life in the capital and the impact his radical philosophy has on African people in 21st century Britain.
Booking now: Feb. 20 2017 Now is the Time – Why We Can’t Wait (Dr Angela Herbert MBE)
The author of ‘Martin Luther King, Now Is The Time – His Dream To Influence Education Today’ (2016) will present a range of statistics that show the obstructions African people in the UK appear to constantly trip over.  The presentation will encourage us to use obstacles as stepping stones through practical support, academic and economic cohesion to bring change.
Booking now: Feb. 13 2017 Living History With Winston Trew: Down With The Cause Of Youth Activism & Beyond
Activist, one of the Oval 4 and author of 'Black for a Cause... Not Just Because...: The case of the 'Oval 4' and the story it tells of Black Power in 1970s Britain' (Black For A Cause 2015)
black for a cause
Booking now: Feb. 6 2017
Living History With Cecil Gutzmore: From Student To Community Campaigns & Beyond. From his student days in the 1960s, right up to now, Bro Cecil, a former lecturer at the University of the West Indies, has been involved in one community or poltical campaign or another. A member of the 1981 Uprisings @ 35 Organising Group, he regular delivers PASCF community lectures at 365, a community hub in Brixton that's facing an evacuation order from Lambeth Council.
Booking now: Jan. 23 2017 Living History With Dr Leroy Logan: The Feds, 5-0, Been There & Done More Besides. Dr Logan is a 30 year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Service, who was one of the senior African officers in the Met. He has also been involved in numerous community initiatives (he's chairman of REALLITY) and mentorship programmes, and given evidence to many enquiries, from Parliamentary to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.
Booking now: Dec. 19 2016 Young Peoples’ Take On IDPAD (International Decade For People Of African Descent) 2015-24 (Antonio, Marcel & Destiny Phillip)
. The Phillip siblings once again end the year with a presentation - this time the focus is on IDPAD (International Decade For People Of African Descent) and what it means to the younger generation.

Extra. Booking now:  Nov. 28 2016
Hear The Backstory Of IDPAD 2015-24 & The Contemporary African Reparations Movement (Dr Michael McEachrane of IDPAD Coalition UK/Abu Akil (tbc) of GACuk). Michael provides the history that's led to the UN declaring 2015-24 the International Decade For People Of African Descent and what civil society organisations including IDPAD Coalition UK are doing, whilst Abu provides the history of the reparations movement that led to the recent moves by Caricom nations to sue European nations, and activities such as the now annual August 1 "emancipation" and reparations march in London and elsewhere.

idpad and reparations
Nov. 14 2016
: Living History With Tony Thomas: From South London Estates To Community Organising In London & Beyond. Tony Thomas, author of 'Community Organiser: A Story Of Community Organising In London' (Reklaw Education, 2016), will talk about his role within London's community and political activism in the 2000s, from leaving school without qualifications to post-graduate studies, selling Afrocentric resources, building the Hip-Hop Generation UK collective to internatiional renown and its demise following the demolition job done by Andrew Gillingham's 'Standard' articles on Ken Livingstone's mayoral adviser Lee Jasper and projects associated with him, to shedding his dreadlocks, sharing panels with the likes of Simon Woolley and Rev. Jesse Jackson, to getting Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to sign his copies of their autobiographies.
Tony Thomas Communityh Organizer

 

SEP. 24 2016 UPATE:

Mon. Oct. 24, 6.30-8.30pm. Talking African History Season In The Midst Of IDPAD 2015-24. History Consultant Kwaku officially launches Harrow African History Season 2016/17 with this prresentation, which breaks down the history of African History Season 30 years on since its introduction in Britain, whilst making reference to, and highlighting the relevance of, the start of IDPAD (International Decade for People of African Descent), which started last year and runs until 2024. Come and find out what we can take from the Season and Decade.
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Thurs. Oct. 20, 7.30-10pm @ The Studio, Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Harrow HA5 4EA

Harrow Arts presents in association with Harrow BHM and Harrow Mencap 'Selma (12) Screening & Post-Screening Q&A, a Harrow African History Season event.

History consultant Kwaku will facilitate a Q&A drawing upon links and refrence to Britain after the screening of the biopic in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, an effort which culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Priced £4 (or free, if you want to attend just the post-screening Q&A) at Harrow Arts Centre. Click here to book or for more details.
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May 25 2015 Update
We end the Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions this Bank Holiday Monday May 25, 6.30-8.30pm with a family-friendly music-making session - see you at Harrow Mencap!

Jan. 22 2015 Update:
After a bit of a break, we return in 2015 with the Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions (watch this space for confirmed topics & speakers/session leaders) on the following Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm (Harrow MENCAP, 3 Jardine House (1st floor, ring middle buzzer), Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow London HA1 3EX: venue is 3 minute walk from Harrow On The Hill tube/bus station):
March 9 The Marcus Garvey/UNIA Quiz (Kwaku)
Mar 16 Explaining The UNIA And ACL’s African Philosophy And Practice Of Marcus Garvey (Mandingo)
Mar 30 Reflecting On Marcus Garvey/UNIA From A Young Person’s Perspective (Antonio & Marcel Phillip)
Apr 13 Highlighting Marcus Garvey, UNIA & Garveyism Through Film (Kwaku)
Apr 27 Marcus Garvey/UNIA & The Importance Of Music & The Arts (Dr Cecil Gutzmore)
May 11 Explaining The Quotes Of Marcus Garvey (Kwaku/Mandingo)
May 25 Putting Marcus Garvey/UNIA Words To Music

Free, but subject to pre-booking

Booking for Xtra Sessions can be done here, or at www.HarrowBHM.co.uk. If you're on our mailing list, you'll be informed. If you're not on our mailing list: harrowBHM@hotmail.com

UPDATE: Can you help us support Harrow BHM Group member Awula Serwah's fundraiser in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières UK's work in ebola affected West African countries?

UPDATE 2: Extra programme: US/UK drama, poetry & rap colloborative piece: Thursday Nov. 20, 6.30-8.30pm:'Beyond Enslavement To Marcus Garvey & UNIA' (see programme below)

This is where Harrow African/Black History Season 2014/15 events are booked (also see www.HarrowBHM.co.uk)

We kick off early October until mid-December 2014

Launch event/Season Theme Monday Oct. 6, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100:
The Legacy’
(Dr Lez Henry). What is the UNIA legacy, and what can we take from it to empower us in the 21st century?


Friday Oct. 24, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Highlighting Women & Their Role In The UNIA’ (Sister Nzingha). There’s more to UNIA’s female leadership than just  Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques, the two wives of Marcus Garvey.


Wednesday Nov. 12, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Reflecting On UNIA’s Enterprises’ (Hugh Francis). UNIA implemented its call for enterprise by creating not just the Black Star Line, but also community businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, and even doll manufacture.

EXTRA PROGRAMME:
Thursday Nov. 20, 6.30-8.30pm: 'Beyond Enslavement To Marcus Garvey & UNIA':
American actor Gil Faisonwill be collaborating with British performance poets and rappers to deliver a performance-based work that mixes American slave narratives with excerpts from Marcus Garvey's speeches.


Free*, click to book 

Click here, if you're a rapper or performance poet who'd like to take part
*However we'll be collecting donations for BTWSC and African Histories Revisited's Fundraising Dinner in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières UK ebola response in West Africa which takes place at Best Western Cumberland Hotel, Harrow Saturday Dec 6, 7-11.30pm. For more info or to book: http://bit.ly/ZfAAll


Friday Dec. 19, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Moving Forward: Taking From The Garvey/UNIA Legacy’ (Brother Andrew Muhammad), including Youth Opportunity (Keith Waithe). What can one take from the Marcus Garvey/UNIA legacy? Community historian Brother Andrew Muhammad reiterates key points of the UNIA legacy to empower us going forward. Musician/composer Keith Waithe facilitates workshop for creative interpretations by young people.

Followed by fortnightly Xtra History Sessions from February to April 2015.

To book http://www.harrowbhm.eventbrite.com/



followed by fortnightly Xtra History Sessions (tbc) from February to April 2015.

Harrow BHM Group
harrowBHM @ hotmail.com

Harrow African/Black History Season 2014/15 is event managed by Akoben Awards.

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DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Please note that Google Maps does NOT always accurately point to the Harrow Civic Centre (Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2XY) post codes! The Centre is opposite Rosslyn Crescent and by the side of Milton Road which are both off Station Road, near Harrow & Wealdstone station.

From Harrow & Wealdstone station (Overground or Bakerloo), you can either walk through the station car park (a couple of minutes), or cross the road and take any bus (see below*) for a 1 stop journey; or from Harrow On The Hill station (Metropolitan or Chiltern Railways) take the following buses from the Harrow On The Hill bus station*:  140, 182, 186, 258, 340 (5-8 minutes).

There is free parking at the Centre for first hour and from 6.30pm - please check with reception.

 

Below is what happened in 2013/14:

Please scroll to bottom of page to see Full Events Programme and Harrow BHM 2013 Youth Opportunities

Except Film Screening/Q&A, all events are free and take place at Harrow Civic Centre, Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2XY.

STOP PRESS 4: The Season continues into mid-2014 with the Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions: free, family-friendly, semi-monthly Mondays 6.30-8.30pm @ the Mayor's Parlour in Harrow Civic Centre 1. For full details, click: www.XtraHistory.eventbrite.com.


STOP PRESS 3: Seasoned political and community activist Lee Jasper (BARAC)replaces Marc Wadsworth as keynote speaker for the Dec. 10 event: Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? See below.

STOP PRESS 2: Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions are intimate, semi-monthly presentations and discussions hosted by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante at the Mayor's Parlour in Harrow Civic Centre 1. It kicks off Dec. 23, 6.30-8.30pm with the family-friendly Global Africa Quiz. Jan. 13, 6.30-8.30pm: Araning: The Importance Of African Names In History & Our Daily Lives. Topics for the rest of 2014 tbc. For more details or to book: http://xtrahistory.eventbrite.com.

STOP PRESS 1: Harrow African History Season Extra Session hosted by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante on Friday Oct 25, 5-7pm focuses on UK and UK: From Martin Luther King To Paul Stephenson in 1963. From Race Riots In Chicago To Cardiff in 1919. How Far Have We Come? (see below)

Harrow kicks off its 2013 African/Black History Season with a launch on 30th September, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Harrow Civic Centre, in the presence of the Mayor of Harrow Cllr Nana Asante.

The launch, which will feature a presentation by community activist Lee Jasper, is the first of a number of activities which spreads into December. The events, which are free and open to all communities in Harrow, include a programme especially aimed at young people to engage with this year’s theme: ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’.

The theme is particularly important, because this year is 50 years since the March on Washington for Civil Rights and Jobs, where Martin Luther King delivered his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, which provides an opportunity to reflect on Britain’s civil rights activism within that period, and beyond.

There are also countless less well known stories of activism within the British community and the work-place, by extraordinary people such as Ealing residents Jessica and Eric Huntley, Bristolian Paul Stephenson, and Harrow resident John Roberts QC, all of whom have spoken of their contributions to activism at previous Harrow African/Black History events.

This is the place for booking and up to date information on Harrow events, which will also be circulated through Harrow libraries. For further information regarding the full programme, please re-visit www.harrowbhm.eventbrite.com, or email harrowbhm@hotmail.com to be kept in the loop.

PLEASE NOTE: Except otherwise stated, events are free, inter-generational, and open to the whole community.

Please book via this page and inform us of any cancellations. You do NOT need to print tickets for free events, as your name(s) will be on register at the door for you to tick.

SCHOOLS & OTHER GROUP BOOKINGS: If booking for a group of more than 6 people, please email us on harrowbhm@hotmail.com with names and contact details of party.

DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Please note that Google Maps does NOT always accurately point to the Harrow Civic Centre (Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2XY) post codes! The Centre is opposite Rosslyn Crescent and by the side of Milton Road which are both off Station Road, near Harrow & Wealdstone station - see map at bottom of this page.

From Harrow & Wealdstone station (Overground or Bakerloo), you can either walk through the station car park (a couple of minutes), or cross the road and take any bus (see below*) for a 1 stop journey; or from Harrow On The Hill station (Metropolitan or Chiltern Railways) take the following buses from the Harrow On The Hill bus station*:  140, 182, 186, 258, 340 (5-8 minutes).

There is free parking at the Centre for first hour and from 6.30pm - please check with reception.

Harrow Civic Centre map

Events Programme:


Harrow BHM Season Launch. Monday Sep. 30, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Launch of Season’s ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’. Keynote speaker: Community activist Lee Jasper, followed by Q&A and presentations to winners of ‘What civil rights mean to me, and why they are important’ youth essay competition by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.

Surprise African British Civil Rights Film Screening/Q&A With Imruh Bakari. £5
A 'surprise' film screening, after which film-maker & lecturer Imruh Bakari ('Riots and Rumours of Riots' (1981); Director of Savannah Films, and Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies at the University of Winchester) will facilitate a post-screening Q&A focused on the topic: How far have we come in the quest for civil rights?
Free light refreshments precede screening.
Venue: Flash Musicals Youth Theatre, Methuen Road, Edgware, Middx HA8 6EZ (Edgware tube/bus station). To book tickets or for further information, please contact Terry Revill. Email: flashmusicals@aol.com. T: 07956 846375/020 8930 9930. Door price: £7. To book: http://flashahs2013.eventbrite.co.uk.
This event is supported by Harrow BHM.

From Martin Luther King To Paul Stephenson in 1963. From Race Riots In Chicago To Cardiff in 1919. How Far Have We Come  Friday Oct. 25, 5-7pm. Free
Leader of the Chicago’s Live The Spirit Big Band Ernest Dawkins, talks about the historical background to the compositions, ‘I Have A Dream’ inspired ‘A Deferred Dream Or A Dream Come True?’, and the 1919 Chicago race riots inspired ‘1919’. History consultant Kwaku contrasts with the British experience, such as the Paul Stephenson-led Bristol Bus Boycott and the 1919 Cardiff race riots.
Mayor's Parlour, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.


Word Power: Together We Can! Tuesday Oct. 29, 6.30-8pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Motivational speaker Andrew Muhammad, followed by Q&A. Creative writing and performance speaking to civil rights theme from youth workshop facilitated by Music4Causes rapper/songwriter Kimba. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.

Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey: Sisters In Civil Rights Activism. Thursday Nov. 7, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Jurisconsult and community advocate Esther Stanford-Xosei, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.

Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody. Tuesday Nov. 26, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Human rights activist Matilda MacAttram (Black Mental Health UK), followed by Q&A. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.

Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? Tuesday Dec. 10, 6.30-8.30pm. Free
Keynote speaker: Community activist Lee Jasper (BARAC), followed by Q&A, 'The African Child' (words on Youtube: http://bit.ly/14YfHeO, competition rules at: http://bit.ly/163hc8d or see below) poetry recitation competition by youths, and Season’s Evaluation report to BHM Forum. Light refreshments available.
Harrow Civic Centre 1, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.





Harrow BHM 2013 Youth Opportunities

 

This year, as part of Harrow BHM’s  2013 African/Black History Season, which from September to December will be highlighting the ‘African British  Civil Rights Since The 1960s’ theme, there are 3 opportunities for young people aged 13-17, irrespective of ethnicity from all communities who live or study in Harrow to win prizes through engagement in the presence of the Mayor:

1) an essay competition (winners will be revealed during 2013 Season launch 30/09). Closing date: 25th September 2013

2) a collaborative spoken word or rap creation & performance (created and delivered during Word Power: Together We Can! event 29/10). Closing date 25th October 2013, and

3) a poem recitation (delivered during the Stephen Lawrence/evaluation event  10/12). Closing date 3rd December 2013


1. Essay Competition for any young person in a Harrow school, or resident in Harrow, aged 13-17.

Purpose is to engage young people with Harrow BHM’s 2013 theme. Entrants and their families and friends are invited to the launch, where the winners will be announced, and prizes presented by the Mayor in the Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre on September 30, 6.30-8.30pm.

Topic: Write in not more than 600 words on ‘What civil rights mean to me, and why they are important’.Give at least one example of a civil rights issue in Britain affecting people of African heritage, any time between 1960 and 2013.

Guidelines

Harrow BHM does not use the term Black to describe persons of African heritage. The preferred terminology is African to describe Africans from the continent of Africa, from the Caribbean or born in the UK. African Caribbean or African British are also acceptable.

Prizes

1st Prize: Tea at the Mayor's Parlour with family and/or friends and the Mayor of Harrow + £40 WHS Voucher

2nd Prize: Tea at the Mayor's Parlour with family and/or friends and the Mayor of Harrow + £30 WHS Voucher

3rd Prize: Tea at the Mayor's Parlour with family and/or friends and the Mayor of Harrow + £20 WHS Voucher

Please email entries to harrowbhm@hotmail.com by 25th September 2013, and be prepared to attend the launch on 30th September, 6.30-8.30pm at Harrow Civic Centre. Please make submission with the approval of a parent or guardian.

 

2. Together We Can! for any young person in a Harrow school, or resident in Harrow, aged 13-17.

Purpose is for young people to use their creative skills, be it as writers and/or performers, to work collaboratively with their peers to create a work that engages with Harrow BHM’s 2013 theme with the help of inspirational speaker Brother Andrew Muhammed, and Music4Causes artists. The resultant work from the workshop, be it a poem or rap, will be performed at the Word Power: Together We Can! event in the Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, on October 29, 6.30-8.30pm.

The participants will watch a brief presentation, and backed with relevant resources and facilitation by experienced songwriters and artists, participants will be helped to collaboratively write a Together We Can! piece that speaks to the ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’ theme.

Guidelines

Harrow BHM does not use the term Black to describe persons of African heritage. The preferred terminology is African to describe Africans from the continent of Africa, Caribbean or born in the UK. African Caribbean or African British are also acceptable.

If you are interested in participating (you do not have to be a writer, singer or rapper), please email your interest to participate to harrowbhm@hotmail.com by 25th October 2013, and be prepared to attend the Word Power: Together We Can!event. Please get the approval of a parent or guardian.

 

3. The African Child Poem Recitationl for any young person in a Harrow school, or resident in Harrow, aged 13-17, irrespective of ethnicity.

Purpose is to engage young people in wrapping up Harrow BHM’s 2013 season of events reciting a poem of hope. Entrants and their families and friends are invited to the Stephen Lawrence discussion and evaluation event, at Harrow Civic Centre on December 10, 6.30pm-8.30pm, where each participant will recite a stanza (verse) from the African Child poem before an audience, which includes the Mayor.

The words of The African Child Poem can be found on Youtube.com via http://bit.ly/14YfHeO. Prizes will be awarded according to level of memorising and delivery of chosen stanza.

Prizes

To be presented by the Mayor:

1st Prize: £30 WHS Voucher

2nd Prize: £20 WHS Voucher

3rd Prize: £10 WHS Voucher

If you are interested in participating, please email your interest to participate to harrowbhm@hotmail.com by 3rd December 2013, and be prepared to attend the Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence's Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? discussion and Evaluation event. Please get the approval of a parent or guardian.

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Harrow Mencap
3 Jardine House (1st floor)
Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road
HA1 3EX Harrow On The Hill
United Kingdom

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:30 PM (BST)


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Harrow BHM Group

Harrow African/Black History Season 2014/15/16  event managed by Akoben Awards.

Harrow BHM Group

Harrow BHM Group is a community-led steering group which oversees delivery of the African History Season events in Harrow, with input from the Harrow BHM Forum and community organisations. For more information: harrowbhm@hotmail.com.

 

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Harrow African History Month/Season 2016/17 Events inc Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions
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