A Christmas Lunch to change the world at George Padmore Institute

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By LiseS | Thursday, December 02, 2010, 21:08

The George Padmore Institute, an educational resource and research centre for African, Caribbean and Asian studies based on Stroud Green Road, is hosting a fundraising lunch on 5 December to raise money for its Dream To Change The World archiving project.

The Institute was founded in 1991 to share resources and materials on the history of black peoples in Britain, and to hold educational and cultural activities. Named after Trinidadian journalist and political advisor George Padmore, the Institute was awarded a grant of £206,000 in March this year to undertake its most ambitious archiving project to date.

The five-year Dream To Change The World project will make available the the personal archive of the GPI’s founding chairman, John La Rose, a cultural and political activist who came to Britain in 1961. The current work will see the materials will  be conserved, catalogued and made available online over the next five years, alongside an extensive programme of outreach work in schools.

Writer Margaret Busby comments, "Every day I am reminded of how urgent it is to be able to share his

experiences and all the material around his life and work particularly

with a younger generation and those who did not have the privilege to

know him."

The fundraising lunch this Sunday will include Caribbean treats including saltfish fritters, jerk chicken, curry mutton,

jollof rice, macaroni cheese, sweets and drinks. The lunch is from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday at the George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN. Contact newbeaconbooks@btconnect.com for further details.



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