Images of Black Women & IWOC Day London
The annual “Images of Black Women” film festival runs from Friday 29th through to Sunday 2nd March. The festival opens with “Talk to Me”
The true-life story of Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr during the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington D.C. A story of friendship between two men Petey Greene & Dewey Hughes. The film’s centre point is the devastating effect of Dr Martin Luther King’s assassination on America.
“In the 1980s the U.S.-based National Institute for Women of Color, founded by SHARON PARKER, designated 1 March each year to celebrate & honour women of color in the USA – Native American, Black, Latina, and Asian and Pacific Islander women………….In 2008 Women of Colour Day is now GLOBAL. WE ARE NETWORKING: recognising each other and ourselves, the world’s majority population – women.
Saturday’s film is a comedy
/love story, “Phat Girlz,” about a plus-size African American woman struggling with self-esteem issues. Followed by panel discussion on ‘mainstream influences’ on the way Black women feel about themselves, plus Q&A with the film’s actor Jimmy Jean-Louis. £8 Cons £7
The Women of Colour group will meet at 4:00PM in the lobby of the Tricycle Cinema on Kilburn High Road. Nearest tube station is KILBURN on the Jubilee line. Come out of the station and turn right – 10 minutes walk.
“If you have come to help me, please go away. But, if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together.”- Lila Watson, Aboriginal Woman Activist