As part of the National Black History Month, CONEL (the College of North East London) will be holding their annual Celebration and Education for Black History event, on Saturday 29 October 2005.

The GMB London Region Race Committee will be the co-hosts. Speakers will include Dawn Butler MP and representatives from the TUC and the GMB trade unions. Brian Richardson - author of Tell It Like It Is - How Our Schools Fail Black Children (to be launched in the same month), will be running one of several workshops.

The event, which is free to attend, is open to any interested parties. In addition to the address by key speakers, there will be a selection of workshops for attendees to choose from subject matter includes: Popular Music, the Civil Rights Movement, Mental Health, and Rock Against Racism.

Stalls, dance and drama performances, Caribbean food and music will also be provided.

Roger McKenzie, Midlands Regional Secretary of the TUC, and speaker at the event, said "Within the trade union movement Black History Month provides a period of concentrated reflection on the history of black workers, their role in unions and the advances they have achieved through struggle and organisation. I am particularly proud to be participating in the event because I used to work in the Trade Union Education Department at CONEL."

CONEL's School of Trade Union Education are organising the afternoon's activities, which will take place from 12 noon until 4pm, at the College's Tottenham Centre Tottenham High Road, London N15.

For more information on the Celebration and Education for Black History event, please contact Dave Smith in the School of Trade Union Studies at CONEL, on: 0208-442-3075

About The College of North East London (CONEL)

CONEL has around 12,000 full-time and part-time students and approximately 1,000 staff on several sites including the Tottenham Centre, Tottenham Green Centre, Heron House and the Middlesex University Campus in Enfield.

CONEL offer cutting edge facilities and inspirational study environments including excellent Information Communication Technology (ICT), a conference and exams hall and an open access advice and guidance centre.

For more information contact:

Alex Louis or Fenella Brown
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Tottenham Centre
High Road
N15 4RU

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