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Queen Nzingha Lecture Series (2 of 12) Black Women in Academia: Success, Secrets and Coping Strategies
Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Saturday 23 February 6pm to 9pm. This event will start at 6pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat
Venue: Room B36, Birkbeck University Malet St WC1 E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square side), Click here for map http://www.bbk.ac.uk/downloads/centrallondon.pdf Room B36 is at location 1 and the entrance is on the Torrington Square side
Admission free if booked via eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. Our first lecture will be a double bill featuring Kandace Chimbiri and Dr Michelle Asantewa.
This lecture features three generations of African/Caribbean women who have achieved Phds speaking about their experiences in academia as well as an extended Q and A with all three to expand on their revelations..
Dr Ama Biney, has lectured at Middlesex University and Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as in the further education sector in the UK for over 15 years. She obtained her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a trustee of the Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem Educational Trust.
Dr Michelle Asantewa, is an English and Creative writing lecturer at London Met University. She has also curated several black history film events at the university and spoke on womens resistance in 18th century literature at the first Queen Nzinga Lecture last year.
Nathalie Montlouis Phd candidate, has just completed her doctorate in cultural studies and is now editing a book on African culture and sterotypes. She gives lectures on Symbolic Violence and Images of Black Women. She is the programme manager for the French/Caribbean dance group Ziloka and is the co-creator of Performing Black Bodies in White Spaces
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Black History Walks
Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill.
We also offer films, talks and workshops on a variety of related topics every month all year long to complement the walks. The talks are interactive multi-media presentations designed to suit, schools, colleges, universities, tourists, staff associations, community groups and public events. We arrange public filmshows on history and current afairs in venues all over the country. We provide teacher and parent training, inset days and run long and short term interventions in primary/secondary schools, with classes or individual pupils. Check out the website and join our mail list for details of more events. www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk