Positive imagery, role models and the youth.
Part of Waltham Forest Black History Month curated by Black History Walks
An in-your-face seminar aimed at young people to illustrate how they are conditioned via Hollywood movies, music videos, computer games and advertising to act dumb and love it. This presentation uses popular and mainstream culture combined with a Black history perspective. Real Housewives, Transformers, Call of Duty, Disney, Lil Wayne, Futurama, 300, GTA, Nikki Minaj, Mike Brown vs Chris Brown, Captain Phillips, Captain America, Pirates of Caribbean, all make an appearance
'Thank you for the informative and thought-provoking session you held for ACD students last week. It was tremendous.What was really satisfying is that you held their attention throughout the 3 hour session even in the not ideal situation of being cramped into the foyer space due to the projector being taken by another organisation. Brenda King, African Caribbean Diversity Group
This was so so powerful and helped shape my view on what the media feeds me. I have a few friends around my age, I'm eighteen by the way, who I believe will truly benefit from this as I think it needs to be seen by A LOT more youth who are mature enough to take it in and understand. Peter Adefioye 18 years old, student of African Caribbean diversity programme
'I loved the way the speaker would just ask questions and make us find the answers ourselves. This is perfect because what is the point of coming to an event to counter brainwashing, only to have someone else tell you what to think. The speakers way was much better plus filling in the blank yourself means that it is more likely to stay in your head.' Joe Bloog
Visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/bhm2016 to find out about other events celebrating Black History Month in Waltham Forest