As part of Black History Month 2020, we’ve teamed up with partners from the global south to bring you a range of activities that will work your mental muscles. All events will be online through Zoom and will be entirely free to attend. Registration through Eventbrite is necessary to obtain the Zoom link.

Quick summary:

20th of October at 2pm: Dr Gameli Tordzro, Prof Kofi Anyidoho and Kojo Yankah will be debating who qualifies to tell the African Story and how it must be told.

21st of October at 2pm: Naa Densua Tordzro and Chandra Brooks will be leading a virtual workshop around shared stories of textiles and quilting.

22nd of October at 2pm: Martin Plaut, Alison Phipps, Tawona Sitholé and student representatives will be discussing Plaut’s latest book on Dr Abdurahman and anti-racism in South Africa.

22nd of October at 5pm: Tawona Sitholé, Stephen Chinhuwo and Alison Phipps will be discussing the relevance of the Great Zimbabwe’s UNESCO designation for the local community and the ways in which UNESCO’s work and research helps to correct colonial assumptions about important sites and civilisations. 

Iona Community member Alison Swinfen holds the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow, where she is also Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). 

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