Round-up of recent outreach events

The GPI has been busily collaborating with various organizations in recent weeks as part of its continued effort at outreach initiatives.

In July as part of our Citizens of a Common Future programme and in collaboration with Speaking Volumes, the GPI hosted the writer Anthony Joseph in conversation with Nicole-Rachelle Moore our part-time Administrator (see our Events page). The 'London is the Place for Me' event was very well attended and warmly received with much interest in Joseph's fictional biography on the calypsonian Lord Kitchener.

The first week of August found us fundraising at Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green when the films Dream to Change the World and Something Said were both screened following a panel discussion on the 'Evolutions in Black British Activism' (see our Events page). This event was in collaboration with both Genesis Cinema and The People's Film Club and attracted a new audience to the existence and work of the GPI. Later that week the GPI was involved in the event 'Carnival Stories: The Road Make to Walk on Carnival Day' which was held at INIVA in Shoreditch (see our Events page). Archive material was provided by the GPI and INIVA  which attendees were invited to explore. There were several people who 'discovered' the GPI through this interactive event.

Coming up on 17 August will be a joint initiative between the GPI and the organization KIN to be held at the Black Cultural Archives. This will involve bringing activists from across the country and from overseas together in discussions and workshops. The 8 principles of the Black Parents Movement  will be applied to contemporary campaigns by way of learning more about organisation, strategy and tactics. Roxy Harris, a veteran activist and GPI trustee will be a lead paticipant at this event. On 25 August we are teaming up with the Advocacy Academy for a workshop also using materials from the Black Parents Movement

So, amidst our everyday labours, the GPI is having itself a very busy summer... Watch this space!