Black History Month

 

Black History Month falls in October every year and is aimed at celebrating the culture, origins, histories and achievements of African and Caribbean communities and their diaspora.

This month we are focusing on FUTURES: using our rich history to shape our futures. Showcasing the talents of our Black students, addressing stigmas in mental health, and exploring how to overcome barriers in the workplace, we aim to empower our students to reach their full potential and become future leaders in their respective fields.

To enhance the existing knowledge of African and Caribbean heritage, we will be showing films and also taking pride in our FRO and CURLS, with a natural hair showcase.

We cannot resist emphasising our love for food and the distinctive food options that make us who we are, so we will be hosting an Cultural Cook Out compentition!

We are “honouring our past and shaping our futures”! We welcome ALL students to engage with as many events highlighted below. See you all there!

Visit the Hall of Fame Gallerycelebrating diverse Black cultures, Black role models and achievements of Black people. 

We would like to sincerely thank UWE Bristol and the UWE Bristol Student Experience Fund for their support of our programme for 2019.

Events 

Black Hall of Fame
30th September midnight - 2nd November midnight
Online
Black History Month
Nigerian Independence Day: Nollywood Night
1st October 5:30pm - 9pm
Union 1 Upper Engagement Space
Let's celebrate Nigerian Independence with Nollywood's finest!
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Poets in the City
4th October 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Arnolfini Theatre
Poets in the City returns for another year!
Bower Ashton Event | Off Campus | Black History Month
Dark Room: The Unseen Taboo
10th October 3pm - 5pm
4x113
It's World Mental Health Day and today we're creating a safe and inclusive space to discuss mental health in Black communities. Join us with Project Zazi, Off the Record's BME youth mental health initiative.
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month | World Mental Health Day
Afrobash: Welcome to the Weekend
11th October 11pm - 2:30am
SU Bar Frenchay
Afrobeats take over the SU Bar for Welcome to the Weekend!
Club Nights | Frenchay Event | Black History Month
Cake Decorating and Quiz: African and Caribbean Flags
16th October 2pm - 4pm
Union 1 Upper Engagement Space
Frenchay Event | Black History Month
My Fro and Me
19th October 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Hamilton House (Event Space)
“My Fro and Me” is a Natural Hair Event where positive voices will be echoed as we look to embrace our natural hair for what it truly is - curls, kinks, locs and all!
Off Campus | Black History Month
Dark Girls Film Screening
23rd October 5:30pm - 8pm
Glenside Student Union Bar
Dark Girls is a documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism and racism.
Glenside Event | Free | UWE Halls Life | Black History Month
ACS Sports Tournament
26th October 2pm - 6pm
Frenchay Centre for Sport
Sports Events | Society Events | Frenchay Event | Black History Month
The Living Library
29th October noon - 2pm
Frenchay Library
Have you ever seen a person and wondered which personal experiences in their life has shaped them to be the person that they are today?
Black History Month
The Living Library
30th October noon - 2pm
Frenchay Library
Have you ever seen a person and wondered which personal experiences in their life has shaped them to be the person that they are today?
Black History Month
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Our main artwork for Black History Month was designed by graphic designer, creative producer, curator, and UWE Bristol alumni Stacey Olika of Amaka Designs. You can check out her website here!