Camden’s Black History Season continues - Contemporary Activism and a conversation with guest speakers

Camden’s Black History Season continues with two more thought provoking and interactive events this October.

Black History Season is being celebrated with a series of virtual events running until December. The season’s theme is ‘Back to the future’, a celebration of the history, culture and influences of the African diaspora on British life.

The season is focusing on local and international connections, highlighting achievements in science, arts, education and business. Acknowledging the past and looking to the future.

On Thursday 22 October, from 6 to 8pm, you are invited to join us virtually for ‘Contemporary Activism, from past to present.’

“Contemporary Activism: from past to present” will be a series of online discussions with leaders of change, exploring the different approaches to activism, what change has happened and how you can get involved.

We will kick off the season with a panel discussion with special guest Stella Dadzie, who will be joined by three inspirational local activists, Jemmar Samuels, Busayo Twins and Athian Akec. This event is free.

On Friday 23 October, from 6 to 8.30pm, you are also invited to join us virtually for ‘Back to the Future: How our journey began.’

A programme of conversation featuring guest speakers coordinated by Camden Black Workers Group (CBWG), the conversation will feature guest speakers - Patrick Vernon OBE, British social commentator, Basil Gabbidon musician Steel Pulse and activist, Dr Angela Herbert – Chair of Violent Crime prevention board and Kieran Ferdinand - Camden Council. Hosted and facilitated by Alim Kamara, this event is also free.

Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People, Equalities and Cohesion
“Black History Season is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Camden to both celebrate and learn more about the amazing achievements, contributions and stories of Black people across our many diverse communities.

“However more so than ever, against the ongoing struggle of the Black Lives Matter movement, this year’s celebrations come at a pivotal time. As protests continue, we continue to stand in solidarity with our Black communities and call for an end to racial injustice. 

“In Camden, we have a strong history of fighting for equality and progress, in what is one of the most diverse areas of the country, and these two free events, involving experts in many fields, will undoubtedly stimulate discussion and expand the knowledge of everyone who attends.”
Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People, Equalities and Cohesion

Judy Fredrick, Camden Black Workers Group said:

“Camden Black Workers Group’s conversation ‘Back to the Future: How our journey began, features an amazing mix of guest speakers who will aim to stimulate and facilitate a thought provoking and educational discussion that all attendees will be able to take something useful away with them.

“Camden Black Workers Group has a strong history of supporting Black History Month throughout the years and we continue to organise events in the borough for the community.

“I hope that this great initiative will help enable all residents across the borough to learn more about the importance and ongoing relevance of Black history and culture, both locally, nationally and internationally.”

More exciting events for Black History Season will be coming up soon, so keep an eye out for next month’s full event programme.

Find out more about the events and how you can book online at