Saturday 14th March 2015 – 4pm to 8pm
Rebuilding the Black Community's Science Culture
- Speaker panel & audience debate.
- a donation of £3 to £5+ will be much appreciated
New Mind School
1-5 Hinton Road
London SE24 0HJ
An open and broad ranging conversation with multi-levels of reflection welcome; family, local community (Britain), nation-states (Africa and its diaspora including the Caribbean).
- Is your child going to be a Black fusion scientist?
Science in Africa experienced an interrupted journey. With the right points of concentration and imagination this generation and the future Ones must embrace the process of re-owning natural scientific approaches to development.
Join Astehmari Batekun, principal teacher from Schools Of Unified Learning, on a swift journey of review. What are the earliest physical technologies? Why are the Benin Bronzes a good historic reference to Africa's insight into chemical processes? We'll go deeper into the nucleus for a better idea of nuclear technologies and on to the future science of fusion. Why is this journey important to African societies and the world?
This power house presentation will open the way for the Black fusion scientists who are coming to change the balance of power.
We do not often understand African frameworks of thinking to be a source of scientific thought but further investigation into the ideas behind concepts such as Ubuntu, a philosophical construct of the Nguni of South Africa and Ma'at, a compound ethical principle of ancient Egyptian society, shows a relationship to quantum thinking and to each other that defies coincidence. Mama D (Community Centred Knowledge) will make a light exploration of these concepts, reflecting upon the capacity of these and other African structures to throw new light onto old challenges facing the African and indeed global community.
- Learning From the Past in Order To Create Future Black Scientists & Inventors
It's time to show and prove how the African Mind has always had the capability to invent and innovate.
How by believing in ourselves and moving towards well defined goals we can create and achieve whatever we will. Let's explore how we can use and transform the profound trauma (to self-cognition, natural questioning and creativity) caused by experiences in transAtlantic enslavement and colonization can, in fact, propel African communities positively in all areas of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the future. Let us explore and define best practices for the creation of a new kind of scientist, the next generation of inventors, the global captains of industry.
Presenters: Michael Williams (author of the international best-selling Black Scientists & Inventors Series) and Manyonyi Amalemba co-author of Black Scientists & Inventors in the UK. BISPublications.com
- Sewage and Power in Africa
A presentation and project development conversation with André Skepple, Science Teacher at Nubia Supplementary School.
We will explore these points:
1. Water and waste-water treatment in Afrika? An urgent requisite
2. Envisaging Garvey’s Pan-Afrikan dream from a Sci-Eng perspective
3. Encouraging growth and development within Afrika by Afrikans
4. The 4 stages of treatment
5. Benefits to African people – financial, social and cultural
6. The people/project requirements –Promoting Multi-dimensional skills and talent
7. How you can get involved
8. Evolving from theory to practice – the next steps…
9. Let’s achieve this !
- COFI - Coding Orientation For Innovation
An interactive workshop to demonstrate and discuss simple ideas towards stimulating children and adults’ interest in Computer Coding. It will look at ways to unite learning, in particular, to artistic, mathematical and scientific pursuits. Attendees will also experience programming with Microsoft Small Basic and Python.
An ideal session for those who have wondered about computer coding or who may be desirous of developing programmes for their learning environment. By Odartei Muhammad, Headteacher of New Mind School.