Black History Season 2013 celebrated at Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Sep 27, 2013 04:50 PM |
Global, Colonial and Postcolonial Research Group hosts events throughout October and November
Black History Season 2013 celebrated at Leicester

Source: Leicester City Council

Our Global, Colonial and Postcolonial Research Group (GCPRG) has organised a series of free public lectures and events for Black History Season 2013, taking place on specific dates between 10 October and 12 November on and around the University campus.

These sessions will be a fantastic opportunity for students and members of the public to sample the University experience and learn from leading academics in the field. The seminars will give attendees the chance to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills.

Upcoming events organised by the GCPRG include:

A number of events to mark Black History Season are being organised for schools, including a talk on racism in sport by sociologist John Williams and by Dr David Mattingly on his part in the discovery of a lost city of the Garamantes civilisation. Check the timetable of events regularly to find out when the dates are confirmed.

In the first production of Embrace Arts’ Black History Month season, Michelle Vacciana’s Journey Cakes uses first-hand accounts and dramatisations to explore what it was really like moving from the Caribbean to England in the 1950s and 60s. The Season continues with Fall poetry workshops and performances, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze’s Creative Salon and the family-friendly performance The Freedom Bird.

Black History Season promotes the history and contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made to Leicester, helping to understand the present through our past.

This year's message is inspired by the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech. With exciting entertainment, performances, films, exhibitions, workshops and much more, everyone can get involved.