The Lucel Tate Lecture
"In posing the question what role Black History has played in shaping black identity within the African Diaspora and how has it challenged monocultural forms of nationalism in the UK. I submit that the reification of difference as the end goal of freedom obscures the problem of power between and within variegated identity groups. The paradigm prejudice + power = racism; does not address inter-ethnic racism or hierarchies of oppression, endemic to identity politics". Claudette Carr
Now in its second year, The Lucel Tate Lecture was founded with a view to: enabling the Association make a formal and structured contribution to the discourse on issues that help shape the black experience in the UK. We are please to announce that this year the lecture constitutes part of Newham Black History Celebrations. Lucy Tate was a founder member and first Chair of Hibiscus Caribbean Elderly Association. The inaugural lecture: "Black History Month: Its history and relevance to black experience in contemporary Britain" was delivered by Dr. Kehinde Andrews on 26th October 2018. This year we are fortunate in attracting the services of Dr Claudette Carr. She holds a PhD in education and degrees in social science and applied anthropology. Her research interests include new social movements; black and ethnic minority self-organisation in the UK and the impact of emerging vernacular histories and indigenous knowledge on ethnic identity and the curriculum. An all ticket event with limited seating capacity (100) the event is Free for Members and their guest however attendees will be asked to make a donation towards the Minibus Replacement Fund.