In person in Brixton or join online
A Heritage Month of Five Free Community Conversations about “the most significant date in the history of the black experience in Britain”.
About this event
BLM 1981 is a Black Heritage Month with a difference. It is a heritage month of five free community conversations about “the most significant date in the history of the black experience in Britain” (to quote Linton Kwesi Johnson, in The New Cross Massacre Story).
Beginning on the Black People’s Day of Action (Thursday 2nd March), this series of five weekly evening events will equip you with what your school experience failed to teach you.
Sessions will take place in person and online, 7pm-9pm, every Thursday, during March 2023.
Week 5 of 5 - Thursday 30th March
This was not just one battle. This was War Inna Babylon.
Who is this event for?
This will be a great opportunity for you, if:
You’d like to know more about Black British history and heritage.
You’d like to understand how Black Lives Matter, which began in the USA, relates to the lives of Black British communities in the UK
You’d like to apply, either as an individual or as a group, for £4,000, to re-imagine, creatively, the way in which British society remembers “the most significant date in the history of the black experience in Britain”. More details here.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that 1981 was “the most significant date in the history of the black experience in Britain”? If not, why not? What happened, during 1981 and why did it happen? Why is British society so silent about 1981 and how can we harness 1981 here and now in 2023?
We are all children of 1981. But we should be 1981’s heirs. We all have parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents who lived through 1981. But we haven’t all inherited the heritage of 1981. Come join us at BLM 1981 and RECLAIM YOUR INHERITANCE!
HOW TO REGISTER
This is a hybrid event. Participants can attend in person or online. Please confirm your attendance by booking a ticket for the dates relating to the events that you can attend. There will be limited spaces available in person and also the opportunity to join us for the presentations live, each week, via live stream.
Enquiries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org