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Black and mixed-race children and the care system

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

A workshop on Black and mixed-race children in the care system and the controversy around trans-racial adoption, 1940s-present. Speakers including, Lola Jaye and Shama Sutar-Smith, will debate the controversial history of Black and mixed-race children in the care system and trans-racial adoption and fostering. The day also includes content from of Dionne Draper’s show DAWTA:

Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5-days-old Sarah is raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a one-woman musical exploring race, God and Sarah’s number one question, ‘Who Am I’? DAWTA is Dionne Draper’s first semi-autobiographical musical and Sing With Soul’s first theatre production. 

Audience engagement will be central on both days and both will be recorded for archiving. The workshop to be followed by a small African market (4.30-6pm) selling homemade skin and hair products (shea), Afrocentric T shirts, cards and badges etc.

In partnership with

Black Cultural Archives

Contact email address

lucy.bland@anglia.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
23 November, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-care-system-and-trans-racial-adoption-tickets-67172997243

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
lucy.bland@anglia.ac.uk
Event partners
Black Cultural Archives
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
wheelchair accessible
Image copyright information
Lesley York (lesleyy22@hotmail.co.uk)

Venue

Black Cultural Archives
1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
wheelchair accessible
Phone:
020 3757 8500
Website:
https://blackculturalarchives.org/