Black History Month at Leicester

Posted by rmt22 at Sep 30, 2019 12:53 PM |
It’s the start of Black History Month, take a look to see what we’ve got planned.

This year, the Students’ Union and the University are taking a collaborative approach to bring you a year-long campaign to celebrate Black History at Leicester. Throughout the academic year we will be looking at it from a different lens, looking at our past, our present and our future.

Black History is more than just a month. It is not solely about the past, but also about how history influences both our present and future, which is why this year the theme is we are black history, past, present and future.

For this month, the Students’ Union and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team have worked closely to create a series of events for students and staff looking at the black experience from an intersectional lens. This includes events exploring a range of themes such as stop and search, queer experiences in the black community, as well as events celebrating black culture.

We have two exhibitions taking place throughout the month. The first is in the Library where you can use the interactive screen in the Digital Reading Room to find out more about the University and city’s rich Black History. The second runs from 7-31 October in the Students’ Union and is an exploration of our black alumni and their involvement in Sports.

We also have a number of one-off events running throughout the month, our official launch is on Monday 7 October and other events include such diverse topics as looking at how Leicester as a City can be more inclusive, a discussion on what it’s like to be Black and Muslim, Black Heroes in Mathematics, a Digital Activism Workshop and a screening of the award-winning film Get Out.

You can see all the events on our Black History website.

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