2014 UPDATE: As a way of extending Harrow’s 2013 African History Season^, which spanned Sep. to Dec. 2013, Akoben Awards, TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) and African History Organisation in association with Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante, are sponsoring the Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions, which are free, intimate, family-friendly, semi-monthly Monday presentations and discussions at the Mayor’s Parlour in Harrow Civic Centre 1, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY.
The Sessions are facilitated by Akoben Award’s Kwaku, and hosted by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante. The Xtra Sessions are an opportunity to use History to discuss issues of concern, and to explore possible solutions and ways forward – hence, it’s not just about giving a spot for historians and history practitioners, but also support organisations within the community, such a mentors, parenting groups, supplementary schools, etc.
“As a supporter of history programmes, I want Harrow to be the beacon of African history discourse during my mayoralty,” Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante.
Dress code: Smart casual. We thank all attendees for not wearing trainers, track suit or leggings.
Booking: Because of limited space, you are requested to pre-book via the XtraHistory eventbrite booking page. When an event is oversubscribed, those that have already booked may be required to re-confirm their booking.
The presenters can be history practitioners, lecturers, community activists, or authors referencing from books that have an historical relevance. Topics and presenters thus far confirmed for 2014 (there may be extra Sessions, so make sure you’re on our email list):
Session 1 kicks off Dec 23, 6.30-8.30pm with the family-friendly Global Africa Quiz (Kwaku).
Session 2 Jan 13, 6.30-8.30pm Araning: The Importance Of African Names In History & Our Daily Lives (Kwaku).
Update: Click here for TAOBQ’s araning concept for identifying people of African heritage and a top 10 araned list.
Session 3 Jan 27, 6.30-8.30pm Beyond Slavery: Understanding African History (Toyin Agbetu).
Session 4 Feb 10, 6.30-8.30pm African Voices: Taking Strength From Global African Quotations (Awula Serwah).
Session 5 Feb 24, 6.30-8.30pm Nubian Jak’s African History Month International Quiz (Nubian Jak).
Session 6 March 3, 6.30-8.30pm Laura Adorkor Kofi: Once A UNIA Woman Activist (Nana Asante).
Session 6a March 10, 6.30-8.30pm Ghanaian & African Traditions And Their Relevance In Modern Society (Naa Korkoi Abotchi).
Session 7 April 14, 6.30-8.30pm That’s Our History In Them London Streets (Tony Warner).
Session 8 April 28, 6.30-8.30pm The London Years: The Impact Of The City On African And African Caribbean Political Thinkers (Brother Omowale).
Session 9 May 12, 6.30-8.30pm African British Civil Rights: The Remixed Documentaries (Kwaku).
Session 10 May 26, 6.30-8.30pm Exploring London’s Black Music History (tbc).
Please note that because of limited space, attendance at Xtra Sessions is only by booking via the www.XtraHistory.eventbrite.com booking page.
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