The Claudia Jones lecture 2017

THE SPEAKER at the NUJ's Claudia Jones Lecture this year will be Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. It's on Thursday 26 October - during Black History Month - in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster. The annual lecture commemorates Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones, who after being deported from the USA for Communist Party membership was an instigator of the Notting Hill Carnival.