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British Black Music

Conference In Westminster To Tackle Issue Of Racism

17 April 2014 13:44



The Look How Far We've Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference takes place at The Abbey Centre in Westminster, central London on May 8, 6-9pm.

The Conference is to address issues regarding racism raised by a number of contributors when BTWSC/AHR was researching African British history for the ‘Look How Far We've Come: Racism, The Bristol Bus Boycott, Black History Month, The Black Sections, And Where Are We In Today’s Union Jack?’ book.

The Conference will provide a forum for discussing issues pertaining to racism, highlight what stakeholders are doing about racism, and how racism can be brought back on the agenda. As it is meant to be a “towards solutions” Conference, the presentations, workshops and plenary session will focus on strategies to combat racism, and not just dwell on the problems.

Targeted stakeholders deliberately form a wide constituency, ranging from individuals, community leaders, elected representatives, community and voluntary organisations, trade unionists, educational institutions, historians, students, academics, and officers whose remit include implementing Equality policy, which may also fall under umbrella terms such as Inclusion, Integration, Diversity, or Multiculturalism.

For details of the Look How Far We’ve Come…? project and booking of Conference, please check:


Awula Serwah, Look How Far We’ve Come…? Conference co-ordinator

Look How Far We’ve Come…? project lead is history consultant Kwaku

BTWSC is a small, pan-London voluntary organisation, with a track record of delivering projects from grassroots level with community leaders, right through to places such as Government Office for London and the House of Commons with Government ministers.

The full list of Look How Far We’ve Come…? book/DVD contributors:
Addai Sebo, Ansel Wong, Baroness Ros Howells, Bernard Wiltshire, Brother Omowale, Clarence Thompson, Clement McLarty, Cllr Lincoln Beswick, Cllr Lurline Champagnie, Cllr Nana Asante, Darcus & Leila Howe, David Lammy MP, Dawn Butler, Diane Abbott MP, Donald Hinds, Dr Morgan Dalphinis, Dr Richard Stone, Eric & Jessica Huntley, Eulette Roberts, Fabian & Mavis Best, Guy Bailey, Henry Bonsu, Keith Vaz MP, Ken Livingstone, Kingsley Abrams, Lee Jasper, Leroy Logan, Linda Bellos, Lord Anthony Lester, Lord Bill Morris, Lord Herman Ouseley, Lord John Taylor, Marc Wadsworth, Michael Mansfield QC, Narendra Makanji, Norman Mullings, Paul Reid, Paul Stephenson, Phil Sealey, Prof Gus John, Prof Harry Goulbourne, Prof Paul Gilroy, Russell Profitt, Sam King, Suresh Kamath, Tony Benn, Toyin Agbetu, Waveney Bushell, Wilf Sullivan, Yvonne Brewster, and Zita Holbourne.

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About British Black Music

Kwaku is the founder of the (BBM) and Black Music Congress (BMC), which is a forum for discussing black music issues, networking, and highlighting and providing pathways to music industry education. He's a music industry journalist, lecturer, and consultant. A former columnist for Billboard and DJ, and worker of the now defunct Black Music Industry Association, he began his career many moons ago running his own indie label and music publishing firm.

Having taught on music business courses in formal institutions, including University Of Westminster, City University London, City & Islington College, and Collage Arts, he now runs accessible music industry and event planning courses through BTWSC, a voluntary organisation that develops potential through use of the creative arts. He holds master degrees in Media, Music Business Management, and an LLM in Entertainment Law, plus BIIAB Award for Music Promoters (AMP). He has a keen interest in intellectual property issues - he's organised and chaired a number of music copyright seminars, has an eclectic taste in music, and speaks on black music sector issues on panels and in the media.

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