REFUGEE WEEK 2019

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“Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.”

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16-20 June 2019

REFUGEE WEEK – FESTIVALS & SERIES (INSTITUT FRANCAIS, LONDON)

“On the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) works to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and raise awareness on their issues. Behind this humanitarian crisis, and beyond the statistics, there are individual lives and stories to be told. It is what the Institut Français aims to underline with its series of debates and screenings presented as part of Refugee Week. This programme, organised with leading British and French organisations, NGOs and associations will also pay tribute to the commitment of the women and men – activists, students, artists or citizens – who help refugees rebuild a decent life in our societies.”

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Black Europe Resources’ Pick:

20 June 2019

WOMEN REFUGEES (INSTITUT FRANCAIS, LONDON)

“Violence, harassment, discrimination, trafficking, marginalisation are the challenges of everyday life for many women refugees seeking asylum in Europe. What solutions exist to protect their rights? Join Gambian refugee Debby Karem, active campaigner for Women for Refugee Women, writer-director Sophie Besse, founder of PSYCHEdelight, a participatory theatre company shortlisted for the Community Integration Award, artist Kate Daudy, presenting her immersive art installation about home and identity, Am I My Brother’s Keeper, and Laura Padoan, spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as they share their experience and discuss different pathways and solutions for women and girls to rebuild their lives with determination and hope. Double bill: talk + screening of Midnight Traveler

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15 June 2019 – 26 October 2019

THE STRIKE AT IMPERIAL TYPEWRITERS (NEWARKE HOUSES MUSEUM & GARDENS, LEICESTER)

Strike at Imperial Typewriters

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“In May 1974, 500 Asian workers at The Imperial Typewriters Company factory went on strike, taking a stand against unfair conditions and discrimination. The project marks the 45th anniversary of the mass walkout with an exhibition, online space, talks, walks, workshops and flash fiction events designed to engage with Leicester’s writers, artists, elders, young people and multicultural communities.”

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17 June 2019

INVISIBLE VOICES ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH & PERFORMANCE (GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

Invisible Voices Anthology

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“Short essays and poems about the invisibility of mental illness experienced by BAME students and staff @ Goldsmiths.”

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20 June 2019

CMNH ROUND TABLE: DECOLONISING HISTORY (UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON)

RMF South Africa

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By the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories.

“In this round table, Sean Field enters into conversation with scholars and activists based in Brighton to explore the recent emergence of the Fallist movement in South Africa, centred on the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall campaigns, and the local, national and international significance of its demands for decolonisation in education and wider society…”

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20 June – 8 July 2019

LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL

London Indian Film Festival 2019

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“Celebrating our 10th Birthday, the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival showcases our richest ever assortment of entertaining and thought provoking line-up of independent films.”

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20 June 2019

BEYOND WINDRUSH: TRACING AFRICAN CARIBBEAN ANCESTRY (TATE STREATHAM LIBRARY, LONDON)

Ancestry Talks Beyond Windrush

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“Want to extend your family tree? Struggling to reach ancestors who lived before the birth of your grandparents? Paul Crooks (author and trailblazing genealogist with a specialist interest in Black history) will reveal his top tips to get you started. This talk will cover records specific to African Caribbean research as well as other materials of more general interest to the children of The Windrush Generation. Some guidance will be given on extending your research to islands in the Caribbean.”

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22 June 2019 & 29 June 2019

SOUTHALL FEMINIST HISTORY WALKING TOURS (SOUTHALL)

Southal Black Sisters Feminist History Tours

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By Southall Black Sisters

“This year, Southall Black Sisters celebrates 40 years of survival and struggle. To mark our 40th anniversary we’ve been holding a series of events. The next event will be two walking tours to take place on 22 and 29 of June from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

Since our inception we have challenged and resisted gender, racial and other forms of inequality against a backdrop of profound political, economic and social change. In 1979 our founding members joined community anti-racist protesters in Southall against the presence of the National Front and went on to form Southall Black Sisters. Join us as we walk in the footsteps of campaigning women. Start at Southall Town Hall where it all exploded, take a walk through the heart of Southall stopping outside landmarks where SBS history was made, end up at the SBS office to look at posters and photos of the key moments. At the end of both tours we’ll offer a delicious Indian meal in our office, to all participants.”

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22 & 23 June 2019

THE RADIATE WINDRUSH FESTIVAL 2019 (CRYSTAL PALACE PARK, LONDON)

Radiate Windrush Festival 2019

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By Wanda Nation

“2 Days of Music, Dance, DJs, Sound Systems, Arts, People, Food & Real Vibes. The friendly cosmopolitan community festival of Black Culture & Afro Arts is taking place in London and is open for all to attend. Created to honour the “Legacy of the Windrush Migration to Britain” & “Celebrate 71 Years of Windrush Generations in our Cities“. The festival sets out at its heart to be an event that represents and appreciates our Black Communities.”

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23 June 2019

DAVID OLUSOGA: THE SECRET WINDRUSH FILES (SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON)

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“The historian uncovers the hidden stories behind the Windrush scandal at an exclusive screening of his new BBC documentary, followed by a talk. In “The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files”, David Olusoga gives a platform to powerful and personal testimony from men and women of the Windrush generation, who arrived in Britain as children between 1948 and 1972, and exposes secret government files that reveal a scandal 70 years in the making. Following the screening, Olusoga joins Amelia Gentleman and Sharmaine Lovegrove on stage to delve into the history behind the scandal…”

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22-23 June 2019

THE BATTLE OF PLASSEY (23 JUNE 1757) ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE EVENTS (LONDON)

By the Brick Lane Circle

Battle of Plassey

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Saturday 22 June 2019 – 11am-2pm

FROM EAST INDIA ARMS TO WHITEHALL

By Nick Robins (the author of ‘The Corporation that Changed the World’)

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Sunday 23 June 2019 – 11am-1pm

POPULAR EAST INDIA COMPANY DOCKSIDE WALK

By Dr Georgie Wemyss (the author of ‘The Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging’)

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Sunday 23 June 2019 – 2.30-4.30pm

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

How should we remember on 23 June 1757?

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Find out more about the Battle of Plassey on Wikipedia here

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