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BTWSC Black History Month 2011 events focus on NARM African British civil rights

BTWSC uses contents of 'NARM (Naming And role Model) Highlighting African British Male Role Models 1907-2007' book to highlight African British civil rights activists in a series of Black History Month events across London.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 28, 2011 - There is a general misconception that the struggle for civil rights only occurred in places such as the United States and South Africa. This perception is generally fed by the press, and is perpetuated by history teachers who routinely focus on the American civil rights movement, and do not sufficiently highlight civil rights campaigns in the UK.

Brent-based, pan-London voluntary organisation BTWSC aims to highlight civil rights campaigns in Britain led by African activists during this year’s Black History Month. The NARM (Naming And Role Model) African British Civil Rights History events, which take place across London, will use the BTWSC published NARM book to highlight African British civil rights activists, and campaigns.

Led by NARM consultant Kwaku, the audio-visual assisted presentations will highlight campaigns such as the Bristol Bus Boycott, Black People's Day Of Action, and the activism of Eric Irons OBE in Nottingham, Berry Edwards in Manchester. In addition, it will have a focus on an activist with a local connection to the area in which the event is held. For example, there will be a discussion on CLR James during the event in Hackney, where a library is named after him, and a focus on Dr Harold Moody in Southwark, where he lived and worked.

Music will be included through the Music4Causes (M4C) strand. M4C provides artists with an opportunity to use their creativity to speak to the themes under discussion in order to entertain, uplift and educate.

NARM BHM 2011 and related events copied below. For more details: www.btwsc.com/NARM.

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For more details of BTWSC resources and services: www.btwsc.com/BHM_Projects and www.btwsc.com/BTWSC_Resources_And_Expertise.







What: NARM African British Civil Rights History + A Focus On Dr Harold Moody

NARM (Naming And Role Model) consultant Kwaku will deliver an inter-active presentation on African British Civil Rights highlighting activists from the NARM book and DVD, including Dr Harold Moody of the League Of Coloured Peoples, who lived and worked in Southwark. There will also be an edutainment performance that speak to the topic by Music4Causes rapper Kimba, followed by a discussion on Dr Moody. Presented by BTWSC in association with Southwark BHM.

When: Sunday Oct. 16, 1.30-4pm

Where: Dulwich Library, 386 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB

Cost: Free

To book & for further information: info@btwsc.com

For more details of BTWSC resources and services: www.btwsc.com/BHM_Projects and www.btwsc.com/BTWSC_Resources_And_Expertise.





What: NARM African British Civil Rights History + CLR James Discussion

NARM (Naming And Role Model) consultant Kwaku will deliver an inter-active presentation on African British Civil Rights highlighting activists from the NARM book and DVD, including socio-political activist CLR James. There will be poetry by Ngoma Bishop, and Music4Causes rapper Kimba will perform a rap that speaks to the topic plus an ode to CLR. The event will end with a discussion with audience and special guests on CLR’s work.  Signed copies of 'African Voices: Quotations By People Of African Descent' will be on sale with a £1 off offer.

When:  Wednesday Oct. 19, 6.30-9.00pm

Where: Centerprise Bookshop, 136 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS

Cost: £5

To book: Emmanuel Amevor, CEO, Centerprise Trust Ltd, 136-138 Kingsland High Street

London E8 2NS. 020 7254 9632. www.centerprisetrust.org.uk

For more details of BTWSC resources and services: www.btwsc.com/BHM_Projects and www.btwsc.com/BTWSC_Resources_And_Expertise.

What: NARM African British Civil Rights History + Key Activism & Campaigns

NARM (Naming And Role Model) consultant Kwaku will deliver an inter-active presentation on African British Civil Rights highlighting activists from the NARM book and DVD, and campaigns such as the Bristol Bus Boycott, Black People's Day Of Action, and the activism of Eric Irons OBE in Nottingham, Berry Edwards in Manchester etc. Historian Dr Hakim Adi delivers a talk on WASU (West African Students Union) and the activism of its members. There will also be an edutainment performance that speak to the topic by Music4Causes rapper Kimba, followed by an open discussion.

When: Wednesday Oct. 26, 6.30-8.45pm

Where: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2UL

Cost: Free

To book or for more information: info@btwsc.com

For more details of BTWSC resources and services: www.btwsc.com/BHM_Projects and www.btwsc.com/BTWSC_Resources_And_Expertise.



What: NARM African British Civil Rights History + Henry Sylvester Williams & Co.

NARM (Naming And Role Model) consultant Kwaku will deliver an inter-active presentation on African British Civil Rights highlighting activists from the NARM book and DVD, including Henry Sylvester Williams, who organised the 1990 Pan-African Conference, Dr John Alcindor, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor, who had local Westminster connections. There will also be an edutainment performance that speak to the topic by Music4Causes rapper Kimba, followed by an open discussion. Presented by BTWSC in association with WSDG.

When: Friday Oct. 28, 6.30-8.45pm

Where: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E 6QP

Cost: Free

To book: Anne-Marie Smith, amsmith2@westminster.gov.uk 


For more details of BTWSC resources and services: www.btwsc.com/BHM_Projects and www.btwsc.com/BTWSC_Resources_And_Expertise.



What: The Conscious Music Mini Discussion & Freestyle Session

What: Calling parents, youths, artists, promoters, and consumers - this is a chance for conscious artists and fans to discuss conscious black music issues. Listen to conscious music by rappers, including Kimba and Paradise (57th Dynasty), and hear them break down the message behind their songs.  Moderated by Kwaku. Performers in the audience will be welcome to join in the closing freestyle session based around the Harrow BHM 2011 theme: 'Significant British African* Achievements Throughout History (outside of Sports and Entertainment)'  *Anyone of African descent from the continent or its diaspora.

When: Sunday Oct. 30 2011, 2.00-4.30pm

Where: Gayton Library, 5 St John's Rd, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 2EE. 020 8427 6012

Cost: Free

For more information: akobenawards@gmail.com




What: They Are There: Highlighting Africans Within British Business & Corporate World

Kwaku and special guests will lead an inter-active, audio-visual presentation which breaks the myth that Africans are not business owners or within the high echelons of the corporate world, by highlighting business owners, from Ignatius Sancho, a shopkeeper in Westminster over 200 years ago, to contemporary business people and executives who have made significant achievements in the private, public and statutory sectors. There will also be an edutainment performance that speak to the topic by Music4Causes rapper Kimba, followed by discussion and “golden hand” contributions from the audience.

When: Thursday Nov. 10 2011, 6.00-8.45pm

Where: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XF

Cost: Free

To book or for more information: akobenawards@gmail.com


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