Black women take 1, 2, 3 in the 32nd Tjemilen 10k in Stockholm

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Ethiopia’s Webalem Ayele (33:28) and Yewbdar Gela (34:07) and Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (35:24) place 1, 2, and 3 in Sweden’s biggest 10k for women, the 32nd Tjejmilen.

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The scenic course

The race runs around the beautiful scenery of the Royal National City Park “Djurgården”. It starts on “Lindarängsvägen” which is a wide, flat road. The course continues 1.5 kilometres down the road until it turns to the right and up a slope. Make a right- hand turn on “Kaknäsvägen” and then pass the “Kaknäs” TV Tower, the tallest building in Stockholm with a height of 155 metres (500 feet).

After 2.5 kilometres, the course reaches “Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen”, a canal where you can choose between running along the north or the south side towards “Parkudden”. Either distance is equal.

Before we reach the canal, on the right hand side, we pass “Djurgårdsbrunns Värdshus”, a restaurant that dates back to the 18th century. At the end of the canal, at “Parkudden” you turn to the right and round “Blockhusudden”.
The course continues on the road, “Djurgårdsvägen”, and you pass some magnificent mansions and the “Manillahemmet”, a school for deaf children.

At 6.5 kilometres, you run uphill for e few hundred metres towards the palace of “Rosendal” which was built 1823-1827 for the king Karl XIV Johan. Then the course goes downhill through an avenue of old and beautiful oak trees. You turn right at the restaurant “Godthem” and follow the waterfront through “Lusthusporten”, an iron gate to “Djurgårdsvägen”.

On the left-hand side you can see the spectacular building of The National Museum of Cultural History and, further down the road, the amusement park “Gröna Lund” and “Skansen”, an open-air museum with 150 historical buildings.

You run over the bridge “Djurgårdsbron”, turn right on the road “Strandvägen” before reaching ”Oxenstiernsgatan” where you make a left- hand turn. This road takes you up the last hill of the course. On the right hand side you can see the huge building of the Swedish national radio and TV company.

The last part of the course is an easy run downhill on “Oxenstiernasgatan”, continuing into ”Lindarängsvägen” where you pass the Swedish Film Institute and run into the finishing stretch.

Along the course you will be pumped up by rock bands, brass bands, samba orchestras and DJs who will cheer you on with music. This is very appreciated by tired runners!

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Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK. Foto Ryno Quantz, Rickard Forsberg och DECA Text & Bild

I happened to meet world class runner Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK two evenings before the race in a hotel elevator. She was so gracious and said hello and then I recognized her.

You’re an elite runner“, I said.

Isabellah smiled and said,

Maybe“.

And I asked,

You’re here to run Tjejmilen, aren’t you“?

And she said,

Yes. Are you“?

I’m walking it“,

I answered. And as she got out of the elevator she smiled and turn and stood as the doors were closing and said,

Oh that’s good! What matters is that you’re doing it“.

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And I did. Jag gjorde det!


 

Third Annual WZB Conference on Migration and Diversity

National Identity in Motion

The conference aims to discuss national identity at different levels, for example how individuals of immigrant and non-immigrant background negotiate and express national identity (e.g., in implicit and explicit attitudes or behaviors), how national identity is reproduced by public institutions such as schools, how states define national identity through their constitutions and laws or what measures and policies governments take to foster certain forms of national identity.

Through taking a closer look at these phenomena we want to understand if and how national identity content changes and is negotiated within and between individuals or institutions and if and why the concept still matters.

Conference Programme

Registration – Please register until 21.08.2015

: Ines Michalowski, Ruth Ditlmann
Monday, 31. August 2015Tuesday, 01. September 2015
Start: 8:45 am
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons.
Contact

Dr. Maike M. Burda
mail: nationalidentity@wzb.eu
fon: +49 30 030-25491-450

Remembering Claudia Jones

Remembering Claudia Jones

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6.30pm Sat 12 Sept, Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, SW2 1EF
£5 suggested entry, there will be free light refreshments served

The Malcolm X Movement’s initiated and organised Claudia Jones Research project will see the 10 young participants present their research findings at this event as part of the Malcolm X Summer Festival.

Claudia Jones was one of the greatest cultural, political, internationalist and grassroots organisers that England has ever seen. The Claudia Jones Research Project seeks to keep her legacy alive, imbue new generations with her work and accomplishments in informing the current challenges of organising our communities, developing cultural work and projects and supporting the fight against neo-colonialism and imperialism.

This event is organised from start to end, all the speakers and the ideas of the event are conducted by the participants with guidance and advice from the MXM and partnering and supporting individuals and organisations.

Everyone is welcome to this event, however this event has a particular focus towards young people especially Black and Asian young people to attend.

Many thanks to Black Cultural Archives, Institute of Race Relations, Marika Sherwood and Eric Levy.

By attending this event you are giving permission to being at an event which is being filmed for publication. If you wish to ensure your voice and/or face does not appear in the final edit, please let the organisers know.

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

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

Facebook: Malcolm X Movement
Twitter: @mxmovement
Email: 2015mxm@gmail.com

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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