Black History Month

Black History Month 2020

We take this opportunity to celebrate and highlight Black History Month 2020. As a university, we have planned thought-provoking events and activities to raise awareness and educate. The events and activities are coordinated through the Joint Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Partnership, which brings together Human Resources, the Eleanor Glanville Centre, Communications, Development & Marketing, and the Student Union. The programme of events has been developed with contributions from Academics across the university and The People of Colour Group.

We are incredibly excited to celebrate BHM as it provides the opportunity for all within our community to learn about a past, various cultures and people of which they may have little awareness. BHM also provides an opportunity to build on our One Community values to develop a diverse and inclusive community within the university and the wider community.

This year’s celebrations are not about one month, but about launching an awareness that will run throughout the year.

The celebrations will be held virtually.

Past Events

2

October

Ut Pictura Poesis: An evening of Poetry, Art and Art History

Hosted by the School of History and Heritage

Read a summary and watch a recording of the event.

7

October

Iyamide Thomas on ‘The Krios of Sierra Leone’ Exhibition

Hosted by Lincolnshire Heritage Students’ Forum

Find out more.

21

October

Decolonising the Curriculum Panel Discussion

Hosted by Deputy Vice Chancellor Toby Wilkinson

Find out more.

Calendar of Events

26

October

Black Voices, White Frames in Post-War Television

Hosted by School of History & Heritage

Find out more.

Lincoln Students’ Union Events

Black History Month is important for all students and staff. It brings Black students from different backgrounds together, but also illuminates how much Black British History has shaped how everyone lives in the UK today. By properly celebrating Black History at the Students’ Union and the University of Lincoln, we are giving Black students the chance to be celebrated and recognised in this city and environment. As BAME Officer, working with the Students’ Union, this is a huge part of what I wanted to achieve this year, as well as to bring students from different countries and cities together to help celebrate each other. The BAME committee and some societies closely linked to Black History Month have amazing activities planned including: compiling a recipe book, a cinema event and more for students and staff to get involved. This is only the starting point of what we have planned for Black History Month and the month promises an amazing calendar full of celebrations and good vibes.

Sade Sekoni

BAME Officer, Lincoln Students' Union

1

October

Netflix Watch Party

Find out more.

24

October

Virtual Book Club

Find out more.

28

October

Chat with Sue Liburd

Find out more.

29

October

Sip and Paint

Find out more.

31

October

Cinema Screening of ‘Us’

Find out more.