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Black Lives Are Precious Workshops

Start date: July 26, 2018
End date: July 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ

The Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport CiC presents the ‘Black Lives are Precious’ Workshops delivered by Black History Studies and Decolonising the Archives.

Accompany your child/ren to our FREE Black Lives are Precious Workshops!

Learning as a family encourages, enables and empowers parents to develop a deeper understanding of how to expand your children’s learning at home. Family learning raises academic achievement; and enhance family wellbeing.

Make History come to life with a ‘Black Lives are Precious’ workshop led by Connie Bella of Decolonising The Archive and Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies.

There are six workshops aimed at young people aged 8 – 16 years old. You can book for individual sessions or book to attend all 6 workshops.


The workshops will take place at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ. Nearest Overground Station is : Dalston Junction & Dalston Kingsland Station. Buses 30, 277, 38, 242 stop nearby.

Each workshop will last one hour. The dates and times for the workshops are below:

Session 1: Determining Existence – Thursday 26th July 2018 at 11am

Exploring what is the definition of living from a personal viewpoint and space, exploring the relation of plant life to its habitat, exploring the relation of life and habitat and the formulas the two need to coexist. This will be a drama exercise and discussion

Session 2: What does culture look like? – Thursday 26th July 2018 at 1pm

Exploring the concept of African Culture and how it came to be known as Black Culture. This will be done through digital media film, music etc.

Session 3: Role Models Matter – Thursday 26th July 2018 at 3pm

In this session we will identify what are role models and do they matter, the importance of role models, designing what makes a role model. Then to get young people to think about their legacy and how do they want to be remembered.

Session 4: Power to the People: The History of the Protest Song – Thursday 26th July 2018 at 5pm

Power to the People: The History of the Protest Song. Exploring the roots of Black Music, the role of music in social movements and how music can be used for social change.

Session 5: Important Black Britons of the 18th and 19th centuries – Friday 27th July 2018 at 11am

The important Black Britons of the 18th and 19th centuries. People of African origin have been part of English history since Roman times. By the latter half of the 18th century, England had a black population of around 15,000 people. Read what we know of their lives from evidence in the historic environment.

Session 6: The British Black Power Movement – Friday 27th July 2018 at 12.30pm

Looking at UK Radical Black British Social Movements their histories and their rationales. This will be comprised of films clips and followed up with a debate and discussion.

Please arrive at 15 minutes before each session for registration. Workshops will starts promptly.

This project is funded by the Awards for All. As a requirement, we will be taking photographs and filming testimonials. By booking onto the workshops, you are giving us permission to capture your image.

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Any questions, please contact Charmaine Simpson on 07957 184770 or