Black History Month at UEL
UEL Black History Month 2020
We are using the opportunity of Black History Month this year to promote the necessity of awareness, understanding and engagement with anti-racism and black inclusion – not just for this month, but every day of the year.
Events and activities will run throughout the months in partnership with UEL Students Union to illustrate the different avenues for progressing anti-racism, and encourage dialogue on themes including:
- Inclusive, Intersectional Black Identity
- Anti-Racist Wellbeing
- Building Bridges: cross-cultural and intra-cultural engagement
- Black Leadership: from the boardroom to the front-line
We want to focus on the real challenges that remain ahead of us to create genuine equality, whilst also generating optimism and hope for positive change, and celebrating the successes we see around us.
Keep an eye of the rolling calendar of events to follow what’s happening, and sign up where needed. And take the opportunity to make your voice heard and yourself visible in support of black inclusion and success.
For more information and to discuss ideas about events you’d like to organise contact Fitzroy Andrew in the Office for Institutional Equity on email or on Teams.
Black History Month events that are happening can be found below:
- Wednesday 7 October: Why Black People Are More Likely To Die From COVID with Dr Winston Morgan
- Friday 9 October: Traditional Food Cooking Lesson*
- Tuesday 13 October: An Audience with Efe Uwadiae
- Thursday 15 October: Let's Talk Mental Health*
- Monday 19 October: Mind the Gap: exploring the gap in good degree attainment for Black students
- Tuesday 20 October: After Black Lives Matter webinar
- Tuesday 20 October: BAME Students’ Community Launch with Osaro Otobo
- Wednesday 21 October: Movie Night: Queen & Slim
- Thursday 22 October: In Conversation with Dr Rob Berkeley MBE
- Thursday 22 October: Black British History lecture*
- Friday 23 October: Doing For Self: Introducing Black Men 4 Change
- Monday 26 October: Black Leaders: Our Time Is Now
- Tuesday 27 October: Black History Month: Words in Motion
- Wednesday 28 October: Curators Talk: The Stars Are Bright: Zimbabwe through the eyes of its young painters from Cyrene (1940-1947)
- Friday 30 October: In Conversation With Alex Jarrett
*For alumni, current students and staff only.