Celebrating Black Excellence

 

This year, The Students' Union has decided to extend their Black History Month campaign into a year-long “Celebrating Black Excellence” campaign. This aims to showcase Black people of excellence, address misconceptions about Black history, and empower the Black community to achieve greater heights with their chosen fields.

The campaign provides an opportunity to celebrate individuals and events, which have shaped African and Caribbean communities, as well as our collective history.

It also provides space for Black students to explore and articulate their own experiences, and a focus for the whole University community to discuss and address the on-going challenges facing Black communities in Britain and around the world.

This year we are running a range of events, including panel discussions on the attainment gap, workshops surrounding male mental health, as well as live music events, vendor fairs, art competitions, and poetry nights. We welcome ALL students to engage with as many events as they can, and keep in touch by hashtagging #UWEBlackExcellence. See you all there!

Also, check out A Year In Conversation With Augusta, which sees your President, Augusta Chidinma Nnajiofor, have conversations with at least 12 high-profile leaders discussing equality, equity and inclusivity.

 

Events 

Bristol At The Centre of Black History
1st October 5:30pm - 7pm
Online
Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol) in conversation with Shawn Sobers on the history of Bristol and the slave trade, the story of the Colston statue, and how it made waves around the world.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Lunchtime Power Hour for Students (Black History Month)
2nd October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online
As safe space for African and Caribbean students to meet together and discuss topical issues or anything on their minds.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Lunchtime Power Hour for Students (Black History Month)
9th October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online
This event is a safe space for African and Caribbean students to meet together and discuss topical issues or anything on their minds.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Decolonising UWE
9th October 2pm - 2:50pm
Online
Panel discussion exploring what needs to be done for UWE to be a decolonised learning space, and what role students can play in that agenda.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Bristol Bus Boycott and Legacy of UK Race Relations
14th October 5:30pm - 7pm
Online
Talk by Michele Curtis on the 1963 Bristol bus boycott, and impact it had on the forming of the first Race Relations Act in the UK.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Lunchtime Power Hour for Students (Black History Month)
16th October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online
This event is a safe space for African and Caribbean students to meet together and discuss topical issues or anything on their minds.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Black Lives Matter and the Call for Action
21st October 5:30pm - 7pm
Online
Panel discussion reflecting on the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, and what it means for the future of the city of Bristol. What should happen next?
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Lunchtime Power Hour for Students (Black History Month)
23rd October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online
This event is a safe space for African and Caribbean students to meet together and discuss topical issues or anything on their minds.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
Lunchtime Power Hour for Students (Black History Month)
30th October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online
This event is a safe space for African and Caribbean students to meet together and discuss topical issues or anything on their minds.
Black History Month | Welcome | Celebrating Black Excellence
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Also Visit

Visit the 2019/20 Black Hall of Fame, celebrating the successes of some black students, staff and alumni of UWE Bristol.

Visit the 2018/19 Hall of Fame Gallerycelebrating diverse Black cultures, Black role models and achievements of Black people.

Check out Black History Month 2019 to see our previous campaigns.

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