DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Please note that Google Maps does NOT always accurately point to the Harrow Civic Centre (Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2XY) post codes! The Centre is opposite Rosslyn Crescent and by the side of Milton Road which are both off Station Road, near Harrow & Wealdstone station – see map on this page.
From Harrow & Wealdstone station (Overground or Bakerloo), you can either walk through the station car park (a couple of minutes), or cross the road and take any bus (see below*) for a 1 stop journey; or from Harrow On The Hill station (Metropolitan or Chiltern Railways) take the following buses from the Harrow On The Hill bus station*: 140, 182, 186, 258, 340 (5-8 minutes).
There is free parking at the Centre for first hour and from 6.30pm – please check with reception.
Harrow BHM Season 2013 Launch. Monday Sep. 30, 6.30-8.30pm. Free Launch of 2013 Season’s ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’. Keynote speaker: Community activist Lee Jasper, followed by Q&A and presentations to winners of ‘What civil rights mean to me, and why they are important’ youth essay competition by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante. Read More
From Martin Luther King To Paul Stephenson in 1963. From Race Riots In Chicago To Cardiff in 1919. How Far Have We Come? Friday Oct. 25, 5-7pm. Free Leader of the Chicago’s Live The Spirit Big Band Ernest Dawkins, talks about the historical background to the compositions, ‘I Have A Dream’ inspired ‘A Deferred Dream Read More
Word Power: Together We Can! Tuesday Oct. 29, 6.30-8pm. Free Keynote speaker: Motivational speaker Andrew Muhammad a.k.a The Investigator, followed by Q&A. Creative writing and performance speaking to civil rights theme from youth workshop facilitated by Music4Causes’ rapper/songwriter Kimba. Light refreshments available. Harrow Civic Centre 1, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY For more information or Read More
Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey: Sisters In Civil Rights Activism. Thursday Nov. 7, 6.30-8.30pm. Free Keynote speaker: Jurisconsult Esther Stanford-Xosei highlights the post-1960s work of the two female activists in UK beyond Carnival and being wife of pan-African icon Marcus Garvey, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments available. Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 Read More
Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody. Tuesday November 26, 6.30-8.30pm. Free Human rights activist Matilda MacAttram highlights some of the activism and campaigns around deaths in custody, the police and judiciary. Light refreshments available.
[Show as slideshow] Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? Tuesday Dec. 10, 6.30-8.30pm. Free Keynote speaker: Community activist Lee Jasper (BARAC), followed by Q&A, ‘The African Child’ (words on Youtube: http://bit.ly/14YfHeO), competition rules at: http://bit.ly/163hc8d) poetry recitation competition by youths, and Season’s Evaluation report to Read More
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 Read More
Oct. 6, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100: The Legacy’/2014 Season Launch Sociologist and community historian Dr Lez Henry launches the 2014 season with a presentation that provides an opportunity to highlight what is the UNIA legacy, and what we can take from it to empower us in the 21st century. To book: www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com Harrow Civic Read More
Oct. 24, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Highlighting Women & Their Role In The UNIA’ Sister Nzingha, author of ‘Women In The Garvey Movement’, throws light on the fact that there’s more to UNIA’s female leadership than just Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques, the two wives of Marcus Garvey. To book: www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com Harrow Civic 1, Station Road, Harrow HA1 Read More
Nov. 12, 6.30-8.30pm: ‘Reflecting On UNIA’s Enterprises’ Motivational speaker and business advocate Hugh Francis shows how UNIA implemented its call for enterprise by creating not just the Black Star Line, but also community businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, and even doll manufacture. What can we learn from the challenges? To book: www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com Harrow Civic Read More