Friday 22 February 6.30pm to 9.00pm 

The Blue Room, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1,

Tube: Waterloo  (5 mins walk)

Entry: FREE  first come, first served

Comedians often use history as part of their material. In this session we piece together a visual tapestry of 2 hours of the best historical comedy from great known and unknown comics since the 1960's to now. We will also place their comical observations on a timeline of international struggle for African equality. Be prepared to laugh your heads of and learn about world history at the same time.

On the 23rd February look out for the second Queen Nzinga Lecture series: Black Women in Academia. Success Secrets and and Coping Strategies

Pupils and Parents at talk on careers July 2009 Canary Wharf

Black Women in Academia: Success, Secrets and Coping Strategies

Queen Nzinga Lecture Series 2/12

A National Association of Black Saturday Schools  and Black History Walks production

This event is sponsored by  Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 23 February 6pm to 9pm. This event will start at 6pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat

Venue:      Venue: Birkbeck University WC1 E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square side), Tube Holborn/Russel Square,Tottenham Court Road click here for map and to book

Admission free ONLY  if booked online as above.  Donations accepted on the day

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in  an academic setting. This lecture features three generations of African/Caribbean women who have achieved Phds speaking about their experiences as wll as a Q and A with all three to expand on their revelations..

Speakers include:

Dr Ama Biney has lectured at Middlesex University and Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as in the further education sector in the UK for over 15 years. She obtained her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a trustee of the Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem Educational Trust.

Dr Michelle Asantewa is an English and Creative writing lecturer at London Metropolitan University. She has also curated several black history film events at the university and spoke on womens resistance in 18th century literature at the first Queen Nzinga Lecture last year.

Nathalie Montlouis Phd candidate, has just completed her doctorate in cultural studies and is now editing a book on African culture and stereotypes. She gives lectures on Symbolic Violence and Images of Black Women. She is the programme manager for the French/Caribbean dance group Ziloka and is the co-creator of Performing Black Bodies in White Spaces

I would like to express my appreciation to the Events Organisers as this is a fantastic way in reaching out to the community. I attended the first lecture Saturday 24th November 2012 and it was Excellent!!! The venue choosen was clean and fit for the Lecture. I am looking forward to the next one..

Sister Lejet

Venue: Birkbeck University WC1 E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square side), Tube Holborn/Russel Square,Tottenham Court Road click here for map and to book