As well as our 100 SHEroes series, we at No Fly on the WALL will be celebrating Black History Month by holding our next Black History Month Brunch at Common House, Bethnal Green with Tony Warner of Black History Walks and Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies.
We will be discussing the importance of celebrating Black History Month and reflecting on black histories pre and post slavery. RSVP and book your FREE ticket here.
“The No Fly on the WALL Academy presents its EIGHTH event. Join us to celebrate Black History Month at our next Brunchtime Talk. Over light refreshments, we will sit down with two featured guest speakers and discuss Black History and Black History Month: Is it a necessity? Or is it an out-dated concept? Why is it important we learn about Black History throughout the year? Is it time we stop focusing on slavery and start highlighting our vast histories before and after that period?
In a safe non-judgemental space, we will address all these questions and more.
Joining us will be celebrated Black British and diasporic historian and activist, Tony Warner. Founder of Black History Walks, a unique company which runs walks, talks and film screenings about the thousands of years of African history of Britain every single month all year long, he is passionate about Black History beyond the tired and prevailing narratives.
We will also be joined by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. Between 1999 and 2003, Charmaine attended the University of Hertfordshire where gained a 1st class degree in Economics. In 2007, she founded Black History Studies with her husband Mark Simpson. Charmaine has spent the last 10 years working in both the public and voluntary sectors at both local and national levels. An experienced Youth Worker, Charmaine has worked with disaffected young people in a variety of settings for the London Borough of Brent and Crime Concern in Wembley and Harlesden. Passionate about Black History, she is currently working on a variety of projects to teach Black History to children.
The event will take place from 11.30am to 2pm. All guests must arrive 10 minutes prior to the event to settle in and ensure we begin promptly.
People from ALL backgrounds welcome.”
Find out more here.