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The Dream to Change the World Project gets the go ahead. Press statement from Trustees of the George Padmore Institute, 15 March 2010

Cy Grant - A major contributor to the history of Britain has died.

We wish to share with our friends, our sadness at the death of Cy Grant on 13th February this year.  We were lucky to have a great evening with Cy at the GPI toward the end of 2008.  The event was to launch his latest book of poems - Rivers of Time - he was in fine form.  We have lost a major contributor to the history of Britain.His personal website with details of his work and life can be found at


Rivers of Time - Collected Poems of Cy Grant is published by Naked Light.

Politics and People's Power after Obama

THE FIRST JOHN LA ROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE David Abdulah talks on ‘Politics and People’s Power after Obama’

Saturday 20 MARCH 2010, 2.00 pm. Followed by discussion forums 4.00pm-6.00pm

Logan Hall, Institute of Education

David Abdulah on 'Politics and People's Power after Obama'

The first John La Rose Memorial Lecture on Saturday 20th March 2010, 2.00pm, followed by discussion forums, 4.00-6.00pm, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Row, London WC1.

For further details contact the George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN 020 7272 4889/8915. email: info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org;

GPI archives now fully accessible

We are pleased to announce that we have secured reading space at the Islington Local History Centre for anyone unable to physically access the GPI.

We can transfer records to the Centre which is situated in the Finsbury Library, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB. The Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and has a disabled toilet. Please contact the GPI to book this service and to discuss your needs, on 020 7272 8915. We are grateful to the Islington Local History Centre for this valuable partnership

Young People and new ethnicities

Roxy Harris will talk on ‘Black & Brown British youth: from ethnic outsiders to insiders’. He will be joined by Cise Barissever, a doctoral student at Kings College London, and Aisha Phoenix, a doctoral student at Goldsmiths, University of London. They will both discuss their research on young people and ethnicities.

Feb 07, 2010
George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN, UK


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