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Friday, 28 September 2012

Black History Month set to focus on young people's achievements

Islington Tribune
Published: 28 September, 2012

A DOCUMENTARY made by 20 Islington youngsters and an award-winning film-maker will be one of the highlights of a slimline Black History Month in October.

Aisha Forbes, of the Islington BME Forum, said that this year they were focusing the celebration of black history on young people with fewer, more high-profile events.

The Importance of Black History will be shown at Kings Place in York Way on October 23. It is an exploration of black history, asking whether it is under-represented in mainstream education.

Made by Nosa Igbinedion and Islington young people, it asks whether black history is really world history, and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Other events include a talk by author Jacob Whittingham who will be reading from his new book, What Being Black is and What Being Black Isn’t, at Islington Green Waterstones on October 11.

The UK premiere of the film Hoodwinked will also be shown at Kings Place on October 30.

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