QM Pan-African Society and the Decolonising of Education Systems

Elmira Tanatarova attended QM’s Pan-African Society’s latest debate and learned about the importance of un-learning. The Pan-African Society at QMUL always puts on an engaging and interesting array of events and anyone attending their most recent talk was certainly not disappointed. In the small Study Room 9 of the Hive on our Mile End campus,…

What #LeopoldMustFallQM tells us about the current state of UK academia, and what is to be done by student-led decolonial movements going forward.

By Aisha Morgan & Dauda Barry. Drawing on the efforts of other grassroots, student-led decolonial campaigns, including student-activists from the University of Missouri[1], Yale University, Brown University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill[2], Rhodes Must Fall[3], Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford[4], the Oxford Pan-Afrikan Forum (OXPAF)[5], Harvard: Royall Must Fall[6], Why is My Curriculum…

Garvey Lives!!! The Black Star of hope shines forever.

Brother Leader Mbandaka, UK representative of the UNIA-ACL and Spiritual Leader of the Alkebulan Revivalist Movement, profiles the life and achievements of the Most Eminent Prophet and King Marcus Mosiah Garvey. On the 17th August, 1887, the ‘Black Star’ of hope rose, when a son was born in the parish of St Ann’s, Jamaica to…

What can you do to support the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations Movement?

Greetings all. The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March is due to take place this Monday (1st (Mosiah) August 2016), 11am, Windrush Square, Brixton. Come & join your global Afrikan family on the third annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March to Parliament & hand in the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide: Ecocide Petition to establish…

Decolonising Academia and the Intersectionality of Reparations: Video Discussion

Students from the QM Pan-African Society, Warwick African-Caribbean Society and Goldsmiths University come together, alongside filmmaker and community activist Claudine Boothe, to discuss the decolonisation of academia and the intersectionality of reparations. Please click on the following images to access the video discussions.  

Frantz Fanon: The Man Behind The Mask

It’s a Saturday, and yet the infamous Pearson Lecture Theatre at UCL (named after Karl Pearson, the ‘father’ of Eugenics) was filled with excitement. The long awaited conference and workshop on Frantz Fanon organised by the UK Sartre Society and Rethinking Existentialism project, was about to begin. We were a widely diverse group from all…