A celebration of Black History and Culture, with talks from key figures in the local community.
NUSU's Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the events and the people who helped to form the African Caribbean Community into what it is today and to address issues which are still deeply relevant in the past, present, and future of the community. Through our Black History Month celebration, NUSU wishes to bring this amazing month to Newcastle University and to provide Black Students with a platform to speak out, and to articulate their experiences as BME students.
Led by NUSU's Racial Equality Officer, Chris Wilkinson, our celebration of Black History Month aims to promote diversity at Newcastle University, whilst raising the conversation about the status of the Black Community in the University and beyond.
Events that we have planned include:
- Friday 12th October, Chi Onwurah MP (2.45-3.45pm,The Lounge, Level 1 NUSU).
- Hear Chi, the member of parliment for Newcastle Central and current Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and innovation, will speak about the importance of Black History Month and why students should engage with the national campaign. Chi will also relate the campaign to the current political climate.
- Free admission. There are 25 places for this talk. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your Student Smartcard.
- Monday 15th October, Who We Are (Afro-Caribbean Society Drop-in )(2-7pm, The Venue, Level -2 NUSU)
- Drop by and Taste some AMAZING African food or listen to music from across the diaspora maybe check out the exhibition by Unsung Programme! In the evening don’t miss some of the ACS’ talent and a finale fashion show!
- Free admission.
- For more information and to register your interest head to the facebook event page.
- Tuesday 16th October, Panel Discussion (5.30-7.30pm, World Headquarters, 10 Carliol Square, NE1 6UF)
- Join us at World Headquarters where will address the issues that face the black community and how they can challenge these through the world of art and music. Speakers include, Tam Joseph, Wayne McDonald and many more. Stay for drinks after!
- Free admission. To attend this panel discussion, head to the main entrance of World Headquaters for 5.30pm and head downstairs. Please bring your Student Smartcard.
- Thursday 18th October, Stand Up to Racism Event (6.30-9pm, The Venue, Level -2 NUSU - please note: this is a new location for this event)
- Learn how the black community can challenge the growing threat of racism in the modern world and how we can use the lessons from the past to do this. The session will feature a film made by Dr Ian McDonald, that shows the different aspects of the campaign against racism. There will aslo be talks by local councillors about how to challenge racism in the area and stalls where you can discuss how to get involved.
- Free admission. Just head to the Lindsafarne Room for 6.30pm to confirm your space and don't forget your Student Smartcard.
- For more information head to the event facebook page.