Looking for Claudia Jones

Looking for Claudia Jones

The TUC Race Relations Committee in association with Blackstock films presents a screening of ‘Looking for Claudia Jones’ followed by a panel discussion.

  • Friday 17 April 2015, 7-9pm
  • TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Panel members:

  • Nia Reynolds (director)
  • Donald Hinds
  • James Fairweather
  • Diane Langford
  • Corrine Skinner Carter

The film documents the influence of Claudia Jones, a towering figure in politics in the second half of the twentieth century in the USA and UK.  Claudia is an important figure in the Black radical tradition and was a campaigner for freedom, through her communist beliefs. She founded Britain’s first Black newspaper, The West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News, in 1958. And she was one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival, as a community led response to the Notting Hill race riots of 1958.

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Tickets available here

The event is sponsored by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (UK). The event is free but please book a seat through Eventbrite here.