October is Black History Month in the UK – a month that highlights the history, achievements, and contributions of Black people in the UK across various areas.
Following a successful programme of events on 2021, BHM returns to BGU with a packed schedule of lectures, performances, and collaborative events within areas of BGU and our wider community.
With an emphasis on public engagement, these events are designed to educate, entertain, and challenge existing ideas and knowledge.
Many of the events are open to the public, but booking a free ticket in advance is advised. The full schedule of events is as follows:
5 October – Black Women and Resistance, 10am-11am, Hardy Lecture Theatre. BGU
6 October – National Poetry Day Competition, 12pm-2pm
11 October – Live Drama Performance,5-6pm in The Venue, BGU
13 October – The Influence of Black Mathematicians, 2-3pm, The Venue, BGU
Throughout October – Story Telling in the Community, various local community venues
19 October – Film Plus Night, 5:30-7:50pm, Hardy Building, BGU
30 October – You Think You Know About Black History, 8pm, Students’ Union, BGU
Dr Sheine Peart, Reader in Access, Equality and Inclusion and Programme Leader for PhD and EdD at BGU, said: “This month students and staff at BGU like many other organisations are celebrating Black History Month (BHM).
“While BHM began in the US to recognise and remember important people and events of the African diaspora, it is now recognised and supported in countries across the globe.
“At BGU we have a programme of events which are entertaining, educational and challenging from a live drama performance organised by the BG Performing Arts Society, to a lecture on Black mathematicians and a quiz to test your knowledge - you are guaranteed to learn something new while also enjoying yourself.
“Please check the programme of events and come to as many as you can. We look forward to welcoming and seeing you there.”
For more information about Black History Month at BGU, visit: www.bishopg.ac.uk/bhm