Welcome to Black History Month 2020 – a slightly different month to normal as we welcome you all back to a more ‘virtual campus’ than usual. Despite everything we may continue to face this year, I hope LUU becomes a place that grows you, inspires you and is worthwhile for you.
We still have lots going on and this year, we’ve taken inspiration from the Black Lives Matter campaign, and how we can use it to not only amplify the voices of our black students but facilitate and create the change that we want to see across campus. Definitely do not miss out on our workshop with Melz from the Free Black University, the changes we want to see in our to the Co-op store, and our highlighted black businesses within Leeds! Two of your fantastic student media groups – The Gryphon and LSR – will be putting out articles, shows, podcasts and interviews all month long and make sure to keep an eye on the website for society events.
This year is all about changes, growth and overcoming our odds. I hope our Black History Month engages you, challenges you, but mostly, empowers you.
– Laila, your Equality and Diversity Officer