16th Oct 2010 3:30pm-5:00pm
Education Room at Brighton Museum
Kofi Mawuli (Chief Executive Commissioner of PANAFRIINDABA), Daniel Ibekwe (Chair of the Racial Harassment Forum) and Louise Purbrick (School of Humanities, University of Brighton) addressed urgent questions around ‘race’, exclusion and heritage, as a way of drawing attention to the myriad ways in which dominant historical narratives render particular histories invisible and how this impacts upon black communities' engagement with local historical sites.
The event was organised by the Community University Partnership Project on 'Cultural Memory and Black History' involving the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories and the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts in collaboration with Brighton and Hove Black History Group. The debate was part of a whole afternoon of events for Black History Month organised by Brighton and Hove Black History on 16 October:
1.00pm - 5.00pm: The Legacy Street Carnival at Brighton Unitarian Church on New Road with live performances, food, kids activities etc.
2.00pm - 3.00pm: Film screening about the Indian soldiers who fought in WWI and were treated for injuries in a hospital established in the Royal Pavilion, plus readings from the soldiers' letters, Education Room at Brighton Museum.