ERITREA: Culture & Resistance to Imperialism Attack!

ERITREA: Culture & Resistance to Imperialism Attack!

Eritrea ERITREA: Culture & Resistance to Imperialism Attack!

As part of the Malcolm X Movement‘s #MXSummerFest program, we bring to you this event that is a chance for people to learn something about the culture, politics and resistance of this small and young East African country.

There are special guest speakers who are coming to London especially for this event, and some cultural performances.

Special guest speaker: Mohamed Hassan (former Ethiopian diplomat, expert on African and Asian affairs)

Eritrean speaker: Saba Ghebregiorgis, leading Eritrean community organiser and advocate

Free Eritrean coffee ritual
Eritrean cultural presentation

4pm, Sat 05 Sept
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road
London W12 8LJ

£5 Suggested entry

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BLACK SKIN, WHITE FATIGUES: Opposing Imperialist Army Recruitment colonialism’s ‘martial races’, mercenaries and death squads

As part of the First Annual Malcolm X Summer Festival, the Malcolm X Movement is organising this event:

BLACK SKIN, WHITE FATIGUES: Opposing Imperialist Army Recruitment colonialism’s ‘martial races’, mercenaries and death squads

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Speakers will focus on Asian and African recruitment into colonial armies, recruitment strategies today and the covert recruitment of mercenaries delivering imperialist aims today.

Free light refreshments will be provided.

Speakers:

– Marika Sherwood – Presenting her research on recruitment of African people into colonial armies

– Roshan Kissoon – On Gurkha (Nepali) recruitment

– Moustafa Traore – speaking on French colonial recruitment of African peoples and their uses in divide and rule of African and Asian colonial peoples

– Sukant Chandan – On recruitment of the colonially defined ‘martial race’ of Punjabis into the British Army

Sun Aug 16th 4pm, Marx Memorial Library.
Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU (2mins walk from Farringdon tube)
There will be free light refreshments provided
£5 suggested entry

Organised by the Malcolm X Movement as part of the first annual Malcolm X Summer Festival 2015 #MXSummerFest

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Black Panther speaking in Oxford 20th Aug, Brixton 22 Aug

From Baltimore to Brixton: Black and Asian Resistance in the US and Britain

Thursday 20th August, 6.30pm

Council Chambers, Oxford Town Hall

(Suggested donation 5 pounds, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Special guest speaker: ‘Marshall’ Eddie Conway, leader of the Baltimore branch of the Black Panthers, political prisoner for 44 years speaks of his experiences in the Panthers and the on-going Black Liberation Struggle today.

He will be joined by veteran revolutionary Minkah Odofo, co-ordinator of the United Friends and Families Campaign, a leading organisation in the fight against police brutality in Britain.

The meeting will be chaired by Sukant Chandan of the Malcolm X Movement.

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All About Angel Kaba

Hat tip Women of the African Diaspora

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Photo credit: Chris Pollard

Angel Kaba is a multi-talented creative in Belgium. Here’s what she can do:

Artistic & Creative Director

Overall artistic vision for the project, manage a team of key people and find the right elements, enhancing the client /project (fashion design, ITW, Sport …).  

Staging & Coaching

Set up a plan for the client/project, coaching and awareness of stage potential.

Management & Marketing

Find opportunities, manage contacts & communication, work and make connection with PR & WEB SPECIALISTS, develop the visual aspects for the client / project. 

Choreographer

Creation of choreography and consistency between universe and ideas of the client/project.

Producer

Manage and find the budget, fix set and achieve goals, set up a team that manages and/or assists the project.

Casting Director

Scouting talent and helping the talent to excel.

Visit Angel Kaba‘s website for inspiration and contact information.

 

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Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Hat tip: Babz Rawls

Source: okayafrica.com

Polyglot is a new scripted web series from Rwandan-German visual artist and self-taught filmmaker Amelia Umuhire that explores the multi-hyphenate identities of young creatives of color in Berlin. The show’s first episode, which premiered in April, introduced viewers to Babiche Papaya, a rapper and poet played by Umuhire’s sister, Amanda Mukasonga. Titled “The Bewerbungsgespräch” (“The Interview”), the five minute clip follows Papaya as she tries to find a home among other international Berliners.

With its intimate fly-on-the-wall cinematography, Umuhire plans for future episodes of the web series to focus on a rotating cast of young polyglots navigating daily life in the German capital. The show’s recently-uploaded second episode, “Les Mals du Pays,” returns to Babiche’s world as she deals with the malaise of homesickness and the frustrations of maintaining a natural hair care routine. “If I were in a TV show, normally as me a black woman, I wouldn’t get to be this real, as this 3D, as deep as a character, you know,” Mukasonga told NPR Berlin of her role in the series.

Read the full story on okayafricacom.

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