The Xtra Sessions are an opportunity to use History to discuss issues of concern, and to explore possible solutions and ways forward – hence, it’s not just about giving a spot for historians and history practitioners, but also support organisations within the community, such a mentors, parenting groups, supplementary schools, etc.
"As a supporter of history programmes, I want Harrow to be the beacon of African history discourse during my mayoralty," Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante.
Dress code: Smart casual. We thank all attendees for not wearing trainers, track suit or leggings.
Booking: Because of limited space, you are requested to pre-book via the XtraHistory.eventbrite.com booking page. When an event is oversubscribed, those that have already booked may be required to re-confirm their booking.
The presenters can be history practitioners, lecturers, community activists, or authors referencing from books that have an historical relevance. Topics and presenters thus far confirmed for 2014 (there may be extra Sessions, so make sure you’re on our email list):
Session 1 kicks off Dec 23, 6.30-8.30pm with the family-friendly Global Africa Quiz (Kwaku).
Session 2 Jan 13, 6.30-8.30pm Araning: The Importance Of African Names In History & Our Daily Lives (Kwaku).
Session 3 Jan 27, 6.30-8.30pm Beyond Slavery: Understanding African History (Toyin Agbetu).
Session 4 Feb 10, 6.30-8.30pm African Voices: Taking Strength From Global African Quotations (Awula Serwah).
Session 5 Feb 24, 6.30-8.30pm Nubian Jak’s African History Month International Quiz (Nubian Jak).
Session 6 March 3, 6.30-8.30pm Laura Adorkor Kofi: Once A UNIA Woman Activist (Nana Asante).
Session 7 April 14, 6.30-8.30pm tbc
Session 8 April 28, 6.30-8.30pm The London Years: The Impact Of The City On African And African Caribbean Political Thinkers (Brother Omowale).
Session 9 May 12, 6.30-8.30pm African British Civil Rights: The Remixed Documentaries (Kwaku).
Session 10 May 26, 6.30-8.30pm Exploring London’s Black Music History (tbc).
Please note that because of limited space, attendance at Xtra Sessions is only by booking via the www.XtraHistory.eventbrite.com booking page.
For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
^The north west London borough of Harrow is one of the few boroughs that focuses on African and History, and a Season, instead of a Month, for its African/BHM programming