The public death of George Floyd directly led to the eruption of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and across the globe, as the black community rose to demonstrate against policy violence and brutality. The disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Black and Asian people and resurgent of the far right has demonstrated the importance of vigilance and getting active in local, national and international body politics.
This year’s Black History Month event takes on a more prescient mood. Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) is looking at the history of black activism in the UK.
Joining us to discuss this topic, we have a wonderful and distinguished list of speakers who will cover a range of thought-provoking historical and current affairs issues. Our speakers include Enfield Black Lives Matter activist Delia Mattis.
Delia will be joined by actor, playwright and director, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Sir Geoff Palmer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University & human rights activist.
The panel are also joined by Bonnie Greer, OBE, playwright, author, columnist, and former Deputy Chair of the British Museum. Leroy Logan, MBE, is a former superintendent in the Met Police, former chair of the Black Police Association. Leroy is the author of a recently published autobiography, 'Closing Ranks: My life as a cop’. Logan’s life has been transformed into a Steve McQueen film. Red, White and Blue, stars John Boyega opened to rave reviews at the recent New York film festival earlier in the month.
The event will be moderated by ECA Chair, Oveta McInnis. According to Oveta, “This will be a very informative, exciting event. We have a great panel of inspirational speakers who are activists in their fields. I am looking forward to hearing what they have to say about their work and their views about the work to be done in continuing to make progress in the struggle for social change.”
Sir Geoff Palmer, put it simply, “History and activism go together...” To understand his thinking, log on to Millfield YouTube Channel on Saturday, 31 October at 5pm.
The event is free and will be streamed on the Millfield YouTube Channel. The link is
Join us and ask us questions via your mobile phone, laptop or PC.
Pencil the date in your diary!
Saturday 31 October 2020
5pm – 8pm