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African Heritage Month International (AHMI): a new way forward for Black History Month?

African Heritage Month International (AHMI): a new way forward for Black History Month?
February 22, 2013 2:00 pm
Free, booking essential
Nubian Jak Academy
Africa Centre
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38 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JT, United Kingdom

Nubian Jak Academy and the Africa Centre presents


African Heritage Month International (AHMI): a new way forward for Black History Month?


Talks, discussion, socializing and directional thinking about African Heritage


This event aims to bring together practitioners who work in African history, politics, culture and arts, whether you are an organisations, individual, small business or if you have an interest in the way that African heritage is portrayed, celebrated, commemorated and written and spoken about.  It aims to build upon the good work started by Akyaaba Addai Sebbo and other activists in 1987 who set up Black History Month as a month long activity each October and to consider new directions for Black History Month which will build links, foster collaboration, maximize promotion and publicity for African heritage, and offer up ways and initiatives forward. As social historian and publisher Eric Huntley states ”Last year was the 25 anniversary of the founding of BHM in the UK and a number of meetings were held with the aim of reviewing what we have achieved so as to help us in charting a way forward. No conclusion was arrived at.”  This event is an opportunity to do just that.


Join us in two sessions that offer a chance to take part and have your say: an afternoon of discussion and break out groups on African Heritage themes from 2 – 5.30pm and an evening programme of presentations by guest speakers, public debate that offers ways forward, and entertainment from 6.30pm – 9pm.

Speakers include Linda Bellos, Lee Jasper, Makeda Coaston and Councillor Nana Asante (Harrow).

There will be delicious home-made African food on offer during the interval.

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