Black to the Future
20 October 2012 (Saturday)
Bookings now open
As part of the UK’s Black History Month, LSE hosts a conference for African-Caribbean heritage students and their families. The Black Achievement Conference aims to encourage young African-Caribbean students to continue to aim high, celebrate past achievements and involve parents in the decision making process.
The focus of this conference is to highlight some of the positive achievements in the black community in the hope that this will act as encouragement for the school children we work with to continue to ‘aim high.’ The conference also explores different aspects of Black British history and helps students and their families plan for the future by providing a taste of higher education and beyond.
One of the unique features of the conference is the creation of separate forums for adults and young people to address their concerns and to discuss strategies and techniques to enhance black educational achievements and aspirations. The Black Achievement Conference seeks to address and engage all conference attendees.
In previous years the conference has been hosted by KAT from MTV and has attracted keynote speakers such as Yvonne Brewster, Bonnie Greer and Sandi Okoro. In addition it has included seminars by ‘Action’ Jackson Ogunyemi (CEO of Fix Up Seminars); Stephen Brooks (National Blackboys Can); Tony Warner (100 BlackMen of London), Levi Roots (Winner of Dragons Den) and Professor Gus John (International Consultant).
This year, Professor Craig Calhoun, LSE’s Director, will be delivering the welcome address.
The conference is available to African-Caribbean students, from London state secondary schools, and their families.
Bookings for the conference are now open. For more details and to book a place, please see Widening Participation at LSE.