Thames Connections Webinar: African Spirits On The Tidal Thames
May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the second Webinar being hosted as part of the Thames Connections Project where we have a line up of special guest speakers who will deliver the following talks/presentations:
Tony Warner – Black history on the tidal Thames
Tony Warner is author of Black History Walks in London Volume 1 and Honorary Research Fellow at the Sarah Parker Remond centre, UCL. He is a community activist and historian. He also founder of Black History Walks, an organisation who offer walking tours, educational talks and films in London. He works with museums, schools, communities and government agencies to deliver a diverse and engaging programme of educational experiences for students, sightseers, businesses, film fans and anyone with an interest in history and learning.
Dr Michelle Asantewa – African water spirits
Michelle’s interest in African traditional spiritual practices and cultural identity prompted her to do a PhD on the Guyanese Komfa ritual. She taught English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates writing workshops as an Independent Scholar. She set up Way Wive Wordz Publishing, Editing and Tuition Services, an education platform to accommodate a range of learning and creative aspirations. Her most recent book was released late 2020, entitled ‘In Search of Mami Wata – Narratives & Images of African Water Spirits’.
Alice Chamberlain – Uncovering our values to protect our rivers and ocean
Alice Chamberlain is based at the Zoological Society of London and coordinates the #OneLess campaign. #OneLess is striving to make people feel connected to the ocean while living in an urban, non-coastal environment. By uncovering and activating the values we hold towards the Thames and the ocean more broadly, #OneLess is creating a more ocean-friendly society by increasing the connectivity between individuals, communities and businesses and the ocean, with a goal to reduce marine plastic pollution via the River Thames.
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