Temple Education

Temple Education is a project based within Temple Learning and Wellness Centre. The course was set up in 2013 by founding members Lois Mcnab, Carmen Gillffian and Joycelyn Harris who were interviewed about their different roles and thoughts relating to Black History.

Listen below to find out more about Temple Education and their Black Studies course.

Lois starts by explaining her role as a founder and Co-Director of Temple Education:

 

Carmen explains her role as a Director of Temple Education and one of the founding members:

 

Joycelyn explains her role as an Associate member and founder of Temple Education:

 

Lois recalls the creation and inception of Temple Education:

 

Carmen recalls the creation of organisation behind Temple Education:

 

Lois explains about the expansion of the Temple Black Studies course:

 

Joycelyn shares more details relating to Temple Black Studies course:

 

Joycelyn, Carmen and Lois recall students who have been impacted by the courses and how the courses have helped to shape the local community:

Joycelyn:

 

Carmen:

 

Lois:

 

Carmen:

 

Lois:

 

Joycelyn explains the different modules that form Temple’s Black Studies course:

 

Lois explains the types of Black History the course covers:

 

Joycelyn recalls her personal experience of taking part in the course herself:

 

Lois explains her thoughts on the importance of the content:

 

Carmen explains her perspective of being involved and attending the first Black Studies course:

 

Lois recalls different students sharing their unique experiences during the courses:

 

Carmen develops this idea further:

 

Lois explains the importance of the celebratory event at the culmination of the course:

 

Lois explains the meaning behind the name ‘Temple Education’:

 

Carmen explains her personal thoughts on the importance of learning about African heritage:

 

Joycelyn explains her personal thoughts on the importance of learning about African heritage:

 

Lois explores these ideas further:

 

Joycelyn sums up the courses importance for people with African heritage:

 

Lois explains how the course opens up new ideas for people to explore:

 

Carmen explains the transformation of people’s thoughts and ideas who have completed the course:

 

Carmen explains her personal thoughts on Black History Month relating to Temple Education’s course:

 

Lois explains her personal thoughts on Black History Month:

 

Carmen continues to share her thoughts on the importance of people’s connection with Black History:

 

Joycelyn explains her personal thoughts on Black History Month:

 

Carmen explains her thoughts on the next 30 years of celebrating Black History:

 

Lois adds her thoughts on the next 30 years:

 

Carmen explains accessibility to Black History materials and resources and the importance of ‘word of mouth’:

 

Lois recalls some events that they were involved in as part of Black History Month:

 

Lois recalls Raddle’s Bookshop and Black History books:

 

Carmen recalls her work at the Race and Equality Centre and how that work impacted her personal thoughts:

 

Joycelyn recalls the impact on her of the film ‘Roots’ in the 1980s:

 

Lois explains more regarding Black History education within school education:

 

Carmen explores more regarding the future of the course:

 

Lois explains the development of the course in the Midlands:

 

Lois explains her thoughts on the importance of recording and collecting memories relating to Black History:

 

Carmen continues to explain her thoughts on the importance of recording and collecting memories relating to Black History: