Friday, March 11, 2011

400 Years of Black Women Resistance Leaders

This month sees several events this month in London celebrating the contribution of African women.

Black History Studies are continuing their series of films Celebrating International Women's Day through Film. Last week, they screened a film about an awesome woman, Ida B. Wells, a tireless anti-lynching campaigner from the 19th and 20th centuries, last week. More about this soon.

For the next films in the series include:

* Wednesday 16th March 2011- Zora Neale Hurston: Jump At The Sun

* Wednesday 23rd March 2011- Sisters In Law (a great film about women lawyers and judges in Cameroon challenging domestic vilence)

* Sunday 27th March 2011- Assata Shakur: A Biography

Click here for more information.

See also, African Superheroes Day.

We will be joined by Charmaine Simpson from Black History Studies on What U Need to Know tomorrow night, 2 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. UK time. We will be discussing Black economics. Click here for a preview.

Friday 25 March 7.30pm-10.30pm
400 Years of Black Women Resistance Leaders @ Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Reginald Close (off Admiralty Square) Deptford SE8 4SS Tube: New Cross, Deptford Bridge Entry £8.00 waged £5.00 unwaged

Biographical details of black women from all over the world who have resisted slavery, colonialism and racism . Women do not get the historical credit they deserve, this event will provide video and documentary evidence of the who, what and why of 45 female leaders who used pistols, pens or placards to fight for equality.

Women include: Queen Amina, May Jemison, Dora Akunyili, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Leyla Hussein, Una Marson, Hawa Taako, Lt. Sanite Belair, Althea Gibson, Carlota, Mavis Best, Fawzia Hashim, Dr Beryl Gilroy, Edna Ismail, Benadita Da Silva, Charity Adams, Janet Alder, and many more.

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