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