Talks

December 14, 2010

Serious Youth Violence in the Capital

The following paper was submitted  for consideration by the London Mayor’s ‘Time for Action’ and Community Safety Teams and the London Mayor’s Expert Advisory Group. Context: On 13 December 2010, the Mayor’s Expert Advisory Group (MEAG) received […]
August 17, 2010

Briefing note to Grenada’s Government

The following briefing note was sent to Senator the Honourable Nazim Burke,  Minister of Finance for the Government of Grenada, on August 17th, 2010. I was encouraged by your presentation at the Diaspora Conference a couple weeks ago […]
February 12, 2010

Tribute to Ruby Inniss

Professor Gus John paid his tribute to Ruby Inniss on February 12th 2010, in the Church of  the Ascension, Hulme, Manchester.  I greet Mama’s entire family and you, my brothers and sisters. I first met Mama in […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 1, 2004

Language and identity issues in the education of African heritage people of Caribbean origin in Britain

This paper is the abridged text of a conference presentation in March 2004 in the City of Birmingham, England. The conference explored the status and current usage of Caribbean languages in British schools and in social interactions and […]

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