Remembering Claudia Jones
The annual Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture - commemorating the pioneering radical Trinidadian journalist - is on Wednesday 6 October, during Black History Month.
Claudia moved to New York in the 1920s, where she reported on poverty and discrimination, before being deported for her Young Communist League activities. She received asylum in the UK, founded the West Indian Gazette in London and is buried next to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery.
The speaker this year is Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya, on ”Race and the New Political Landscape”. Gargi is head of sociology at Aston University and the author of several books on race and people trafficking.
The event is organised by the NUJ’s Black Members’ Council, and is at at the London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT (nearest Tube King’s Cross). It starts at 7.30, and is followed by a light buffet. It's free, but you need to register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.