Cezanne Poetess is an award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist and highly acclaimed Author. Her work is a creative expression of her spiritual journey and personal development.
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by Ronke Lawal
In April 2014 I was quoted in Pride Magazine (not a cover girl yet but I’m working on it) “Do Black Women Have To Leave The UK To Be Successful?” http://pridemagazine.com/Unfortunately I cannot find a link to the full article online but here is an image from the print version. The piece looks at the high number of black women who leave the UK for overseas, in particular The USA to find success.
In the piece I was quite adamant that black women should really be focusing on their countries of origin for love and support, with so many opportunities across Africa and The Caribbean I could see why I said it. Whilst I still think, as members of the Diaspora black women should look to our countries of origin for support & opportunities, I must say that I am now more passionate than ever for Black women to be recognised in their birth countries or their countries of residence. As black women in UK and indeed across Europe struggle to be acknowledged the fight is tough but certainly worth fighting.
We do not live in a vacuum and deserve to be given the same opportunities as women from all backgrounds. We should not have to leave The UK to find success. It’s a challenge but if we all leave to go to The US who will be left to fight for the equality of future generations.
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Film Evening & Discussion | November 25 | 2015 | 6-10 pm
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Film Evening & Discussion | Filmabend & Diskussion
November 25, 2015
Admission is free of charge. | Der Eintritt ist frei.
For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin— His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he viewed the world but also his mastery as a painter. In Suffering and Sunset, Celeste-Marie Bernier painstakingly traces Pippin’s life story of art as a life story of war.
Hat tip: Angela Shaw
AUP is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016.
The conference will represent a broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Baldwin’s life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris he inhabited, both what it was and what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind, and on his experiences in Europe, Africa, and Turkey. Stressing the importance of James Baldwin, the conference hopes to be an international point of intersection for all those interested in Baldwin’s writing from literary and cultural critics, to political activists, poets, musicians, publishers and historians. We seek the widest range of academic and public intellectual discussion around Baldwin’s work which has influenced so many and so much.
Opening Round Table Discussants:
The American University of Paris announces a call for papers for the International James Baldwin Conference to be held 26-28 May 2016 at the American University of Paris. Other Paris venues crucial to Baldwin’s experience of the city will be used as additional settings, thus taking conference participants into “Baldwin’s Paris.”
The Conference encourages broad international and interdisciplinary exploration of Baldwin’s life and writing, with emphasis on the Paris he inhabited (intermittently from 1948 onwards), both for what it was and for what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind. An emphasis on his versatility in terms of style, genre and socio-political concerns is also of primary concern. Stressing the importance of Baldwin’s life, work and literary relations, the conference will be an intersection for all those interested in Baldwin’s work: from literary and cultural critics, to scholars of gender and queer theory, to political activists, poets, filmmakers, historians and musicians as well. We seek a wide range of academic and public discussions which can engage with Baldwin’s work.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
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Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2015.
For those who don’t know me, I’m the founder and organizer of the Oxford Pan-African Forum (OXPAF). I’ve been active in the movement for Black Lives in the UK and an active participant in the Race and Resistance seminar for the past 2 years. I am also a founding member of Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford, and it is in this latter capacity that I’m appealing to you now. On this Friday, 6th November at 12pm, we will demonstrate outside Oriel College, Oxford and present a petition demanding the statue of Cecil Rhodes – a brutal, racist colonial oppressor – be taken down.
Our appeal will be strengthened to the extent that we have more signatures on the petition we deliver, so I humbly request that you take a moment and add your signature:
Thanks for all your hard work for the cause of race (consciousness) and resistance!
Rhodes Must Fall Needs Your Support!
Time for action!
Oriel College, Oxford University: Remove the Racist Cecil Rhodes Statue!
Sign the petition, share the link!
6th November 2015, we will demonstrate outside Oriel College, Oxford to demand the glorifying statue of Cecil Rhodes – a brutal, racist colonial oppressor – be taken down.We will assemble in Oriel Square at 12pm. We want to make sure that those at Oriel College can’t ignore us, so make sure you arrive prepared to BRING THE NOISE: come armed with whistles, drums, pots, pans, wooden spoons and your loudest chanting voice. We will give the Oriel College Provost until to come out and publicly accept our petition (which can be found and signed here: http://chn.ge/1WkcooW).
The veneration of a racist murderer on our campus violates the university’s own commitment to “fostering an inclusive culture” for its black and minority ethnic students. It is also an overbearing, visual reminder of the colonial apologism rife in one of the world’s most esteemed educational institutions. So long as these statues are allowed to stand, we as a society can never begin the process of recognising the violence of our past.Cecil Rhodes: your time has come. You must fall. You will fall.