Professor Gus John

June 24, 2009

Global Majority Contributors to Educational Excellence

The following keynote address was delivered during the launch of the Black Teachers Network, on June 24th, 2009, at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning.  We stand here at a historical moment, a ‘Yes, We Can’ […]
April 21, 2009

The state we’re in 10 years after the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

In February 1999 Sir William Macpherson reported to the then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, on the inquiry he led into matters arising from the murder of Stephen Lawrence almost six years earlier.  The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report, […]
January 26, 2009

Black and ethnic minority leaders and managers of learning communities

The following keynote address was delivered on January 26th, 2009.  That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy […]
October 10, 2008

Promoting social justice through schooling and education

This speech was delivered on October 10th, 2008, at the Second Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture (promoted by the National Union of Teachers) in London. Chair, I am deeply honoured to have been asked to deliver this, the second […]
March 18, 2008

Eulogy for Trevor Clarence Carter

The following eulogy was delivered by prof. Gus John on March 18th, 2008, at St. Augustine’s Church, in London, where the the funeral mass was held. I extend greetings and condolences to Corinne, Dian-Marie, Michel, Claudia and to […]
April 21, 2007

Remembering the Holocaust of Empire: time for acknowledgment, repentance and restitution

This speech was delivered at the TUC Black Workers Conference of 2007. Comrades and Friends, Standing in this place, at this time, let me pay homage to the Spirit of our Ascended Ancestors. To the Spirit of all […]
April 9, 2007

Born to be great: promoting the achievement of black Caribbean boys

The following speech was delivered on April 9th, 2007, during the National Union of Teachers‘ Conference in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. President, General Secretary, distinguished guests, comrades and friends. It has been a privilege and an honour to […]
July 6, 2006

Moss Side Riots 25 years on

IN a room at the West Indian Sports and Social Club in Moss Side, rookie police officers and a group of young black men from the neighbourhood are acting act out a scene which has been a […]
February 12, 2005

Pearl Connor Mogotsi’s memorial

The following eulogy was delivered on February 12th, 2005, in the Church of the Ascension, Wembley Park, London. On 11 February 2005, an indomitable spirit took flight.  The spirit of a woman who from a very early […]

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