On 24 January 2017 I’m helping to organise the following event in Nottingham:


Studying Society and Serving the Community: What can the university learn from the theory and practice of the Black Panther Party?

 Tuesday 24 January, 3-4pm

Nottingham Trent University, Newton Building Lecture Theatre 6,  Goldsmiths Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU

 The Black Panther Party made a historic contribution to the struggle for black liberation. Its lasting impact can be seen, in our understandings of racism, capitalism and the state, in the free breakfast programmes,  sickle cell anaemia testing and other social programmes it initiated, and in the political consciousness of millions of people who continue to take inspiration from its example.

Bob Brown was a founding member of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968-69, and since then he has  worked with and supported  hundreds of progressive and  revolutionary movements, organizations and governments in every corner of Africa, the  African Diaspora and the World. The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome Bob to NTU, as part of a speaking tour organised by the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and the Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum (UK).

This is a public event and free to attend, all welcome. So we know numbers for catering please book your place at: or by phoning 0115 84 84898.

Details for the event are also on Facebook:

I’ll also be presenting a paper at this year’s annual conference of the British Sociological Association in Manchester in April, at 9am on the first day.

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