Remembering CLR James

March 26, 2013 at 11:46 am (black culture, history, intellectuals, internationalism, liberation, London, Marxism, socialism, solidarity, trotskyism)

From the CLR James Legacy Project:

Friends,

The CLR James Legacy Project will be hosting our first conference in London on Saturday April 13 and we would love to see you there. The event will be preceded the evening before with the CLR James Annual Lecture (‘The Importance of the Black Vote’) at the Dalston CLR James Library. Details of this and other CLR James-related events, here.

As ever, please get in touch if you have articles/news for our website or want to offer your services to keep the legacy of CLR James thriving. We are at present working on very limited resources – both human and financial – so could do with the active help of supporters. Please email andrea@hackneyunites.org.uk if you feel you can help.

The Life & Legacy of CLR James – London Legacy Conference

Saturday April 13 11am-6pm

Venue: WEA, 96-100 Clifton Street EC2A 4TP

This free conference is organised by the CLR James Legacy Project in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

The conference will involve a day of discussions, workshops and performance around CLR James’ life and his relevance today. Confirmed speakers include Darcus Howe (broadcaster, writer and activist), Mike Dibb (film maker) and Selwyn Cudjoe (Wellesley College and co-editor of ‘CLR James: His Intellectual Legacies’). There will also be contributions from Ngoma Bishop (BEMA) and Andrea Enisuoh (Hackney Unites) who led the campaign to keep the name of CLR James on the Dalston Library when the local council threatened to drop it. Friends and comrades of CLR will also be presenting and contributing to the discussions on the day.

Bookings: click here

2 Comments

  1. james davis said,

    Professor James was my teacher University of District of Columbia! he mentioned he knew George Padmore Kwame Nkrumah, and Pen a play for Paul Robeson! He never mentioned He visted Trotsky in Old Mexico who knew Krushchev, Lenin who knew Marx Daughters! he also didn”t tell the students he Friend of the Redgraves ,What a man ! Mandingo Vietnam veterean who noticas Veterean dept claims dept who main Goal is Deny deny Deny james L via south carolina low country sharecrop Like “Marxism Is a useful tool “Zedong

  2. WORLDbytes said,

    Hi,Thought you may be interested in this – WORLDbytes is producing a documentary ‘Every Cook Can Govern: Documenting the life, impact & works of CLR James’. The launch will be on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Kia Oval Surrey County Cricket Club, London. The launch will feature a debate Should CLR James be fodder for a new 21st Century canon? For more details check the following link http://www.wegottickets.com/event/243503. Feel free to share this info to friends who may be interested.

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