Black History Month Autumn 2017 – week two events

4 October 2017

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

Culture and community - Events

Black History Month is 30 years old in 2017. Find and book for highlights of week two of a celebration of history, arts, literature and film features Monday 9 October – Sunday 15 October.

Faces of father and son black and white photo from the cover of Penguin Modern Classic edition of James Baldwin 'the Fire Next Time'

Monday 9 October – Sunday 15 October

Black History Month is 30 years old in 2017. Find and book for highlights of week two of October’s celebration of history, arts, literature and film features


FGM as a rite of passage in the 21 Century

Wednesday 11 October, 11am – 8pm, Streatham Library

Open discussion hosted by Uncomfortable Conversations with a display of support services available in Lambeth.


The achievement of Black Caribbean Pupils in Schools

Thursday 12 October, 6pm  International House Brixton

Dr Feysia Demie shares good practice evidence on how Caribbean pupils have bucked the national trend and on how the Black experience can enrich the curriculum.


Is Black History Month still important for young people today?

Friday 13 October Streatham Library

Discussion led by Shakira Martin, president of the National Union of Students and Chuka Umunna MP. Telephone booking essential (Sandra Davidson 020 7926 1104)


Brixton Radical Reads book group special

Friday 13 October, 7pm Brixton Library

Discussing James Baldwin’s 1963 bestseller ‘The Fire Next Time’ which gave a voice to the US Civil Rights Movement.


Lambeth Caribbean family history surgery

Saturday 14 October, 2pm to 5pm Waterloo Library, Oasis Centre

Drop-in session with researcher SI Martin of Black Cultural Archive giving advice on researching your family’s history and starting your own family tree.

For more information

For full details of the month’s events day by day, contact Lambeth Libraries.

You can download a copy of the 24-page brochure

Contact the Lambeth service centre by email or phone 020 7926 1000

Pick up a copy from your local library


For more details of London-wide and national news about Black History Month see the BHM information pages.


For details of Black Cultural History Month events in Lambeth for young people see the Black Cultural History Month young people’s events

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