On Saturday 11th May 2019, Black History Studies in association with Dr Lez Henry will present ‘Ah-Free-Ka: Combating whiteness in the Black Imagination! by Dr Lez Henry.
In the cosmology of the Kamites (Ancient Egyptians) the Ka was the ‘life force’ that distinguished the dead from the living person, some-times depicted as a ‘second image’ that complements the living entity. Crucially the Ka had to be nourished, fed and watered, as the moment of death occurred when the Ka left the physical body. In this talk I will argue that our minds are being fed a poisonous diet of ‘all things whiteand beautiful’ that appear to be healthy/normal/natural, that help explain so many manifestations of Black self-hatred that impact our communities on a daily basis. In doing so I will suggest ways we can combat this lived reality by feeding our Ka with a knowledge of an African-self that is liberating and uplifting. All that is asked is that you bring your mind and make sure it is open! Hotep
Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry is an Associate Professor in Criminology and Sociology at the University of West London. Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry is an international speaker, Social Anthropologist, academic, public speaker and a community activist for over 20 years. The author of a number of books on race, culture, history, music and politics, he is also co-founder of Nu-Beyond Ltd an independent consultancy which focuses on the specialities of education, race, ethnicity, diversity and social, cultural and political empowerment.
THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
AN EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY.
This event will take place on SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019 at St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. Free on-street parking from 6.30pm. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.
Doors open at 5.00pm. Event starts at 5.30pm.
TICKET ONLY EVENT
Advanced tickets will cost £6 plus booking fee. Children under 16 are FREE. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Hot food and resources will be on sale on the night.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.
Places for this event are limited so if you are interested in attending please book your space!
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay.
Please note that this event will be photographed for historical record and uploaded to the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.