What’s on this Black History Month?

Posted 5 October 2021
October is Black History Month, an event that has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. Its purpose is to celebrate the lives of Black people, and their contributions to society, as well as challenging racism. 
October is Black History Month, an event that has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. Its purpose is to celebrate the lives of Black people, and their contributions to society, as well as challenging racism. 

 

Recent events including the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and the racist abuse members of the England team faced at the Euros this year highlight the need for Black History Month.

This year’s theme is “Proud to Be”, which is inspired by last year’s Black Lives Matter events. People are being encouraged to share what they are proud of on social media. Hull University Students’ Union will be gathering quotes and sharing them across our channels. If you’d like to be involved, email [email protected]

Hull University Students’ Union and the University of Hull have a whole host of events happening throughout the month, including a Black History Month celebration night in Asylum, a talk from Tokyo 2020 medallist Kye Whyte and a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic networking event. See below the full listings.

What’s on?

Wed 6th October - Proud To Be...Talk With Kye Whyte

Thurs 7th October - The Broadcasts - Mapping Out Accountancy*

Tues 12th October - BAME Community Network

Tues 12th October - The HUSU Big Quiz ft BHM Music Round

Thurs 14th October - The Broadcasts - Mapping Out Tech*

Tues 19th October - Proud To Be: Hannah Awonuga (Virtual Q&A)

Wed 20th October - Stitch A Statement 

Friday 22nd October - Show Racism The Red Card Photo Opp

Fri 22nd October - Black History Month: Proud to Be night in Asylum

Head to hulluniunion.com/events to find out more.

*External or University event.

 

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