Join Black British poets Caleb Femi, Yomi Sode, Suli Breaks, Derek Owusu and Solomon Adams for a night of poetry and discussion.
There will be new work from Yomi Sode, Suli Breaks and Derek Owusu.
Come and join the discussion on poetry, its forms and the colonial impact on how we determine what poetry is.
‘Think like a White Man’ is the much-anticipated debut book by London-based British-Nigerian writer and media executive Nels Abbey.
A self-help book with a difference: ‘Think like a White Man’ is a satirical journey into the black experience in the corporate environment. Publishing on May 16th, it skewers the racial dynamics of the modern-day British workplace by explaining the methods and means by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. Told through (fictional) distinguished Professor of White People Studies, Dr Boulé Whytelaw III, it is a brilliantly funny book with a very serious point behind it.
‘Cutting!! This book rewarded me with dark, dry chuckles on every page. I had to laugh, because if I didn't, I would cry.’ – Reni Eddo-Lodge
‘I really can’t think of any comedian, satirist, or journalist that has made me laugh out so loud, and be so stimulated intellectually at the same time. No messing people, Nels Abbey has written the most original book ever. Amen. What kind of book is this? I don’t know. Just read it and see how difficult it is to put the label on the work of a true mastermind.’ – Benjamin Zephaniah
Nels Abbey joins the Diane Abbott Foundation to launch ‘Think Like A White Man’ and to lead a Town Hall style conversation on the black experience in the corporate world.
Please join us for the launch of ‘Think Like A White Man’ in what promises to be a timely, exciting, fun and highly informative evening.
In conjunction with the Young Black Teacher's Network (YBTN), the Diane Abbott Foundation is back with a lively and informative discussion regarding all things black teachers, black pupils, and black education!
We will be discussing a range of topics including barriers to entry for black teachers, representation in education, high rates of expulsions of black pupils and the link between said expulsions and serious youth violence.
Our esteemed panel:
See you there!
This is an exclusive Ladies only event designed to provide practical self-development tools to empower, encourage and enlighten women in the following areas:
Have you ever felt, defeated, rejected, depressed, self-loathing, or like a failure? This event is for you. With honest and truthful messages, Dressthedaughters, provide ladies with a timely reminder of their inward and outward beauty, their value and their worth.
If someone or a life situation has led you to forget how beautiful you are, come rediscover your unique worth...it may be tied to the reason we call each of our delegates Kings Daughters (also known as Princesses).
Dressthedaughters have collaborated with Diane Abbotts Foundation to bring you this personal development workshop event which includes:
practical tools to discover/rediscover your identity, sense of worth, beauty, and character
entertainment designed to relax and inspire you. opportunities to meet other ladies, share your story and this part of your personal development journey.
on your personal wellbeing and development at present.
experts in the field join us to provide insight into the potential serious effects of failing to proactively guard and develop your personal wellbeing.
Spaces are extremely limited due to venue capacity, so be sure to register your attendance promptly.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Recently, the President of Ghana formally announced the 2019 Diaspora theme for Ghana will be “Year of Return”; an initiative aimed at celebrating the resilience of African people, market Ghana as both a high profile tourism and business destination in an effort to build stronger bonds between & encourage the African people in the Diaspora to visit and/or relocate.
The forum will also host an esteemed panel of speakers who have either secured jobs, volunteered or set up businesses in Ghana and the UK. We will also have an informed Q&A discussion that will explore the How, What and Why question by dissecting the theme into the following three topical question areas:
How do I find genuine volunteering or employment opportunities in Ghana?
What are the benefits of volunteering or working in Ghana? - What’s the process?
Why or should I return (visit) Ghana?- Is the hype genuine? If so why?
Diane Abbott, Lenny Henry and LSBC Participants