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Every October, we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of notable Black people, and acknowledge the heavy toll Black people have taken throughout history for no reason other than the colour of their skin. But what happens on 1 Nov? Does Black history end? Do we return to 'just history'? Dr Nadena Doharty, a sociologist of education and lecturer at the University of Sheffield, believes Black History Month and the way it is approached in schools is too often tokenistic and deficit informed. In her talk, she will help us to understand how British schools and teachers, while they may have the best intentions, may still be reproducing these narratives, and what they can do to improve the curriculum to better incorporate the histories of people of colour. Please stay after for tea and biscuits (provided by you!), and lively conversation with other members of the community via Breakout Rooms. Everyone is welcome. Because of the current government restrictions, we cannot meet at Conway Hall, so our meeting will be held on Zoom instead, and livestreamed to YouTube. Please click the link below to register: By turning your camera on, you agree to have your image included in our livestream, which will be recorded and stored on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/sundayassemblylondon Our assemblies are free to attend, but we kindly request that you support us so we can continue to keep it open to those who cannot afford to contribute. https://sundayassembly.enthuse.com
Please join this meeting for a special screening of the 20-minute documentary "The Gangs Matrix" and stay after for a Q&A session with director Kairon Edwards.
We are a non-audition, radically inclusive choir who rehearse every Monday night. We sing a range of contemporary music styles - pop, rock, indie, soul, disco, and more! Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, we performed once a month at Sunday Assembly London in Conway Hall, Holborn, providing backing harmonies for mass singalongs at https://www.sundayassembly.com/, as well as performing choir-only songs. In addition to the assemblies, we performed about four times a year at Christmas and evening concerts connected to this community, and have previously sung at Union Chapel, Westminster Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Due to current events, we have moved our rehearsals online and make music videos from our at-home recordings. Please join us via Zoom by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83650790243?pwd=V0ZwNG4rNlpTNURQU2crOHFIb1V0Zz09 Thanks!
The point of Article Club is to challenge ourselves to read a diverse range of articles, share them with like-minded people and deal with our anxiety that we aren't reading books. Article Club was set up by Ross Bailey in 2015 who did a fantastic job at running it. Ross was followed by the equally fantastic Claire Ferraro and I (Alistair Baker) have been in the Chair since mid-2018. Here is a recap of how the Club works: 1. We meet about every six weeks or so in the National Theatre. 2. We pick two articles from a short list and have a chat about them for roughly an hour. Usually one relates to politics/current affairs and the other to history/culture/science etc. 3. We talk about each one for around half an hour and the beauty of Article Club is that we can think more deeply about the broader themes of a topic, and how well the article gets to grips with them. 4. We each give a score out of 10 for the articles that have been discussed. 5. We set the date for the next Article Club and adjourn to the pub. OUR NEXT MEETUP: ARTICLE CLUB #35 Tuesday 3rd November, 7:30pm - around 9:00pm - on ZOOM. I will send the link to your in a message if you join the event. We will be discussing these two articles: You can't live in a museum - the battle for Greenland's uranium: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/28/greenland-narsaq-uranium-mine-dividing-town English is not normal: https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages