Sunday, 3 February 2013

Black and Asian Britain seminars

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in conjunction with the Black & Asian Studies Association

Black and Asian Britain seminars

Senate House, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1 
6 to 7.30 pm,
Everyone is welcome. You do not have to pre-book/register.

26 February (Court Room, first floor)

Dr Rina Arya, University of Wolverhampton (Court Room, first floor)

The 1980s: Black art and socio-politics
I shall look at black visual art in the 1980s in Britain to examine the collaborations that occurred and the work that was being produced in reaction to the socio-politics of the day. 

5 March (room G35,  ground floor)

Julian Simpson, University of Manchester

Racism, heterophobia and the structural impact of South Asian doctors on the development of British General Practice (c. 1948 - c. 1983)' 
This talk will outline how the actions of South Asian doctors working within a discriminatory environment facilitated the delivery of one of the key aims of the NHS when it was established: the provision of primary care to those who could least afford it.
Edited to add: Mary Seacole: The Black Florence Nightingale?

A panel discussion on the life and work of Mary Seacole and her relevance today. Mary Seacole was a Jamaican born nurse who fought prejudice to care for British soldiers during the Crimean War. Come and hear why she was voted by the public one of the greatest Black Britons of all time. This will also be an opportunity to discuss wider issues around the school National Curriculum.
Led by TUC Race Equality Officer Wilf Sullivan.
Panelists include Hackney Councillor Patrick Vernon OBE, Poet and Trade Union activist Zita Holbourne & Operation Black Vote Director Simon Woolley.
Where: Dalston C.L.R. James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston, E8 3BQ
When: Tuesday 12th February, 7.00-9.00pm
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