We have three socialist social events to mark Black History Month.
“If you know your history, then you will know where you are coming from.” (Bob Marley) History is the foundation upon which we laid the modern world, it is the compass that guides us through, it is the womb that gave birth to science, politics, technology and society. History helps us to develop in order to avoid past mistakes.
Join Hackney South BAME Forum as we mark the Black History month celebration with talks, exhibition, oral history, African drums and dance. On Saturday 26th October @The Salvation Army 66 New North Road, N1 6TG from 1-4pm
Before that, on the 15th October, our MP Meg Hillier will be hosting a tour of the House of Commons for BAME members.
And on Sunday 20th October, we’ll be showing Handsworth Songs, an experimental film essay on race and disorder in Britain, filmed in Handsworth and London during the riots of 1985 and incorporating newsreel and archival material. Made by the Black Audio Film Collective, Handsworth Songs went on win seven international awards including the BFI John Grierson Award for Best Documentary. After watching the film we’ll be sharing our views about it with an invited speaker. The screening will take place at Brewer’s Bar on Shacklewell Lane and you can book free tickets via this link.