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October 2021

Hidden Histories – “Black British Publishing – Past to Present”

October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online – Zoom

To celebrate Black History Month, our inaugural session in the series will explore black literature movements and visual representations of black figures. The event will be an online panel discussion with Aurella Yussuf and Hudda Khaireh from Thick/er Black Lines – an interdisciplinary research-led artist collective that applies contemporary art theory, cultural studies and social practices to rewrite histories – and Dr. Marl’ene Edwin, Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora…

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November 2021

Hidden Histories – “Partition & Peacebuilding: reclaiming the history of British South Asians”

November 23, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online – Zoom

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians. People need to be able to tell their own stories, and this is an opportunity to show what it means to be South Asian in the 21st century, as well as look to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today. Join Binita Kane and Jasvir Singh the co founders…

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January 2022

Hidden Histories – “Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful”

January 25 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online – Zoom

With Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful, the Collective for Black Iranians invites you for a conversation about the importance of language in identity formation and in seeing ourselves. Black is beautiful, Siyah Zibast is the first call in the Iranian community to see and say that Blackness lives in Iranian identity and vice-versa, a call to say that “Black is beautiful”. Co-founders, Priscillia Kounkou-Hoveyda, Alex Eskandarkhah, Norman Soltan Salahshour and resident historian Beeta Baghoolizadeh, as well…

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February 2022

Hidden Histories – “True Heart Theatre 真心劇團 – giving voice to London’s Chinese community”

February 22 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Online – Zoom

True Heart Theatre 真心劇團 was born in 2006 from a group of Chinese overseas students living in London, who came together to tell stories of their experience of living in the UK; and also stories about missing their home in Asia. Using the method of Playback Theatre, where audience experiences are improvisationally performed by the group as a form of group and individual reflection of lived experience, they serve many…

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March 2022

Hidden Histories – “Somali storytelling: our people, home and landscape”

March 29 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online – Zoom

Since 1991 Somalia has suffered a civil war that has played out a brutal history. Words that come to mind are humanitarian crisis, Islamist militants, piracy and terrorism. Removing this perception, we culturally understand Somali people as oral storytellers for centuries with a rich history reflected through a love for poetry and short stories. We dedicate this Hidden Histories to the people of Somalia, to discover more about the cultural landscape…

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June 2022

Hidden Histories – “BlindianProject — The HOME of Black x Brown Culture”

June 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online – Zoom

The BlindianProject is a social impact media platform and community at the intersection of Black x Brown culture. We aim to normalize Black x Brown relationships and dismantle anti-Blackness and Indophobia. Known as the "Home of Black x Brown Culture" we create immersive, cross-cultural experiences that unite our communities and inspire solidarity. Our work has been featured in international publications such as The BBC World News, The Lily (Washington Post),…

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