Black History Month
Black History Month
Black History Month is back in Leeds.
"Welcome to Black History Month 2019! The theme this year is “Black &” and so we will be exploring many different dimensions of black identity, from culture to history to politics. Join us for a month of storytelling and celebration.
While you're here please fill out the BAME Awarding Gap survey. There is still a systemic disparity between the amount of top degrees awarded to white and non-white students, and we're pushing the University to do something about it. Filling out the survey and giving your experience helps us to do just that."
- Chloe Elliott, your Equality and Diversity Officer.
We've also got a ton of events and activity going on over the month. Click below to see all the events, or scroll down for some of our highlights.
The Give & Take: Black & QTIPOC
09.10.19 - 6pm-8pm - Free
We’re exploring what it means to be Black & QTIPOC. Join Equality & Diversity Officer, Chloé Elliott alongside a panel of academics, students and campaigners as they delve into an under-explored area of black identity.
Black & Your Future
07.10.19 - 3:30pm-4:30pm - Book your place
Following the Autumn Careers Fair, this Black History Month panel will introduce individuals across all areas of their careers, from current students to graduates to senior professionals. Hear their career stories, the highs and the lows and their tips for developing your own future.
Black & Culture: Hair Care Takeover
16.10.19 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Free
Join Chloé for a showcase and workshop around Black Hair Care - featuring a hands-on workshop, a discussion and a chance to try out some fantastic products from black-owned businesses (courtesy of Black Venus Beauty).
BHM Guide to Leeds
As part of BHM 2019, your student Liberation Coordinators had the idea to create a campus map with renamed buildings, to celebrate influential people of colour and tell their stories.
Have a read of the map below and look out for an extended version around campus and at events during October.