Black History Studies & Dr Lez Henry kick off Black History Month on Wednesday 1st October 7-9pm with a talk entitled: The Dracula Syndrome: who?s afraid of the man in the mirror?
Have you ever wondered why so many Black people say things like "forget the past", or "when are we gonna stop blaming slavery and get on with our lives?" Well in this talk Dr Lez Henry considers why other groups are encouraged to remember their past, whilst at the same time it seems that Afrikan people,
Black people, are encouraged to be historically amnesic?
7.00pm to 9.00pm @ PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION), 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline station. Buses to the venue 35, 37, 39, 49, 77, 87, 156, 70, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 334, 345, C3, G1). Free parking on site. Doors open at6.30pm. The presentations will start at 7pm sharp! Admission will be £5 per person (payable on the door, cash payments only). www.blackhistorystudies.com
Monday 6th October 2014 Dr Lez Henry presents Marcus Garvey : Educational empowerment and moving forward - as part of the Harrow African History Season's ‘Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100: The Legacy’. The event takes place at Harrow Civic Centre, Civic 1, Station Road, Harrow, Middx HA1 2XY, 6.30-8.30pm.
Wednesday 8th October 7 - 8.30pm Sounds like London: 100 years of Black Music in the capital
Sandra Agard chairs a discussion on 100 years of Black Music in London with music historians Lloyd Bradley and Dr. William 'Lez' Henry. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the Southern Syncopated Orchestra brought jazz to the capital. Following the wave of Commonwealth immigration, its sounds and styles took up residence to become the foundation of the city's youth culture. Lloyd Bradley is the author of Sounds Like London which tells the story of Black music in the capital , journeying from Soho jazz clubs to Brixton blues parties to King's Cross warehouse raves to the streets of Notting Hill - and onto sound systems everywhere. The NME described the book as “Epic ... chock-full of fascinating, often forgotten characters ... a major work, and a worthy tribute to a vibrant and innovative culture”. Lloyd has written a number of acclaimed music books on music including Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King - widely considered to be the definitive book on reggae.
@ Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street SE15 5JR
Sunday 12th October Dr Henry is a Panellist on a Colour Me Cultured discussion of the film 'Hidden Colors 3' @ SOAS University 4.30 - 6.30. Free screening followed by the panel discussion - see http://www.colourmecultured.com
Wednesday 15th October 2014:
DJANGO UNCHAINED OR TARANTINO UNRESTRAINED? (over 16s)
A film break-down by Bro Hakim and Dr Lez Henry. Loved and hated by some people we provide a forensic historical and cultural analysis of this controversial film adding in little known facts about the film.
7.00pm to 9.00pm @ PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION) See above for full details.
Saturday 18 October Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry on The Black Contribution to the UK since the Empire Windrush - 2.15-3.30pm. Free. (Pre-book with venue) Sydenham Community Library, Sydenham Road SE26 5SE - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T:020 8778 1753.
Wednesday 22nd October 2014:
AH WEH DEM AH GWAAN WID? Science Fiction vs Black Fact!!
Have you ever considered things like why Black people were invariably absent in many of the old Sci Fi films? Or what have the Xmen got to do with Black History. Or even what has Marcus Garvey got to do with He-Man? Well once again in this highly interactive and thought provoking talk, Brother Hakim 'The Film Doctor' & Dr Lez Henry will take you on a journey through the world of Sci Fi, revealing 'weh dem really ah gwaan wid' when it comes to Black representation in film and television. All that is asked is that you bring your mind and make sure it is open! 7.00pm to 9.00pm @ PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION) See above for full details.
Tuesday 4th November - Tuesday 2nd December 2014, Black History
Studies & Dr Lez Henry Media race and representation course 5 weeks: @
PCS Headquarters CLAPHAM JUNCTION), 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction,
London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline
station. Full details see BHS website:
See link for course reflections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ArZbg2OU0
WHITENESS / WHITE SUPREMACY EXPLORED - A conversation with Dr Lez Henry, Saturday 14th September, 6 - 9.30pm
Greetings to all
Sons of Malcolm brings you an
event with one of london's finest pro-resistance intellectuals - Dr
Lez Henry - will be exploring and discussing white supremacy /
whiteness at this event, a subject on which Dr Lez has written a book
which will be available for purchase.
The event will take the form of a conversation between Sons of
Malcolm's Sukant Chandan and Dr Lez, with those attending also taking
part in this conversation @ Housmans Radical Booksellers, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX,
This event is not for anyone with a negative and unconstructive
approach, but for people who want to build positively and effectively
against white supremacy in a spirit of Peace and Love in our struggle
between the strugglers and our peoples and communities.
Attending this event will mean that you are giving permission to be filmed.
Places are limited, and attendance will be based on first come first
serve. THERE ARE ONLY FORTY-FIVE PLACES SO BE PUNCTUAL AS THIS EVENT
IS STARTING BANG ON TIME.
Light refreshments will be available free.
Selected previous talks by Dr Lez