- Friday, February 17, 2012
- 7:00pm until 10:00pm
- The Claremont Resource Centre (Near The Junction pub), Rollls Crescent. Hulme, Manchester
. M15 5FS
- BLACK ACTIVISTS RISING AGAINST CUTS Manchester
Are proud to present a preamble event to the STAND FOR SOMETHING Community Conference (Saturday 18th Feb)
Invite You All to attend
LEE JASPER talks to MALCOLM X
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose, and you do not need ten such men. Only one will do.’ Malcolm X was one such man.
From his birth in Omaha to his assassination in the Audubon ballroom on February 21st 1964 he was every bit the creation of the American society and, whether he was living a life of drug addled hedonism as a youth in Harlem or preaching Black Nationalism as an abstemious member of the Nation of Islam, American society would always find him dangerous.
Lee Jasper shares with us that he “Read his (Malcolm X) biography whilst rotting in Jail as a teenager in the Victorian hell hole that was Strangeways Prison Manchester. It turned my life around so I’m delighted to be speaking at a memorial meeting about Malcolm X in Manchester which is commemorating the life of Malcolm X.
Lee is a prominent race and human rights activist and has founded a range of the UK's most prominent national black organisations.
Join us in this personal, political and spiritual journey; a journey we rarely hear about because those who live in the ghetto almost by definition never get to be heard.
Can we draw any parallels as to what is occurring in our Black communities today? Are there lessons to be learnt? An evening of real Black Culture, Politics and Community Activism!
Also Joining us on the night will be
Zita Holbourne, renowned performance poet, spoken word artist and visual artist will be exciting, informing and without a doubt inspiring you to be more than just an arm chair politician with her awe inspiring pieces of work like, Strange Kind Of Justice, poem dedicated to Stephen Lawrence, Who Am I, No Apology; written in response to the Diane Abbott tweet and Uprising; August 2011. Zita has performed at a wide range of events including on TV and radio, former co-host & resident poet of Nu Whirled Voyces and won many awards including being a finalist of and 1 of 5 people's choice finalists in the 2010/11 Manorlogz Xtreme Spoken Word competion.
Both Lee and Zita are the co Chairs of BARAC.
Mark Mace Smith, who describes himself as an Obsessive Compulsive Defective (365) Artist but his talents don’t stop there! He is The Ultimate Slam Poet 2011, BBC North/MediaCityUK Poet in Residence, Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam winner 2008 (RU 2009) and BBC Slam finalist.
He is the THUD DUB Socio-political, abstract expressionist. Mark is also a Poet, Painter, Photographer, Percussionist, Beat Boxer, Musician, Film Maker, Sculptor & Philosopher.
WE ARE TRULY AMONGST GIANTS!
Hosted by Yvonne MaCalla
Featuring others guests Amanda Milligan & MORE!
£3 entrance fee. Under 16 concessions
Refreshments on sale.
% of money raised will go to a charity which will be chosen by attendees on the night.
Doors open at 7.00pm til late
Don’t miss this event which promises to be thought provoking, entertaining and definitely inspiring!
Sunday, 12 February 2012
LEE JASPER TALKS TO MALCOLM X WITH SPOKEN WORD/ POETRY PERFORMANCES BY ZITA HOLBOURNE & MARK MACE SMITH
LEE JASPER talks to MALCOLM X