LGBT's Place in Black History Month
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Black History Month (BHM) in the UK is a celebration of Black culture throughout the Diaspora. It recognises the valuable contribution of Black People in history and contemporary society towards music, film, theatre, writing, politics, fashion, technology, education, sport and popular culture.
It’s a very important month that focuses on the achievements and challenges facing Black people in the UK.
This Black History Month JfGA will be opening a unique space to focus on the struggles and victories of LGBT Black people who face a tough fight: a double jeopardy of racism and homophobia. JfGA has teamed up with the School of African and Oriental Studies Students Union to ask:
WHERE IS THE PLACE OF LGBT BLACK PEOPLE IN BLACK HISTORY?
Featuring a panel discussion this groundbreaking event will be a lively, entertaining thought provoking contribution to Black History Month. This will be a safe space for all those who attend.
Dr. Beverly Duguid, Author and UK Black Pride Board Member
Mojisola Adebayo, Award winning Playwright and Actor
Dr Antoine Rogers, Principal Lecturer Southbank University
Diriye Osman, Writer & Visual Artist
The evening will be chaired by:
Topher Campbell Artistic Director The Red Room Theatre and Film Company
When & Where
Justice for Gay Africans (JfGA) and School Of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) Students' Union
Justice for Gay Africans is a UK-Based collaborative of activists,artists, academics, politicians and others designed to draw on the leadership and insight of Black people in the UK to affect positive change for Black LGBTI communities in Africa and Europe. Visit www.jfga.org.uk for more details.
The Union Society was formed “with a view to promoting social intercourse amongst students and staff”. - See more at: http://soasunion.org/about/ourstory/#sthash.zRnPKUwY.dpuf