Black Autonomy members to speak in Nottingham on 8-10 October 2013

Speaking Tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin from the USA. Nottingham meetings are on 8th, 9th and 10th of October.

This is to let you know more about the Nottingham leg of the tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. They are both active in the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, and on the national board of the Black Autonomy Federation of North America, and Lorenzo is an anarchist of long-standing.

JoNina Abron Ervin & Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin will hold three meetings in Nottingham. Please come! Please pass the message on!

Tuesday 8th October. 7pm until 9:30pm Hyson Green Youth Centre, Terrace Street, NG7 6ER. Meeting with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. Lorenzo is the author of “Anarchism and the Black Revolution”, “The Progressive Plantation”, and “Black Power, Black Autonomy” is an ex-civil rights and Black Panther Party member. Lorenzo has been an anarchist for over 40 years. He will speak on Anti-Racist resistance to the rise in the far right.Open to all.

Wednesday 9th October Nottingham anarchists have asked them to run a closed workshop about internal racism, for activists working against racism, hierarchy and political authority. Come if you would like to take steps towards addressing this issue within the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement, with practical outcomes for our engagement in wider community struggles. It will be a challenging workshop, but an important one. Venue: Sumac Centre, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 10th October. JoNina Ervin, author of “Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era”, will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power activists as well as about her activity in the Black Panther Party in the 1970’s. Venue: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Room A 41 The Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Open to all.
For more information contact 07860785970 and

You can find some texts by Lorenzo in the Sparrows’ Nest library, scanned in to complement the event and available to read in full at the Nest (St Anns, Nottingham).


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