Black History Month Events 2019

This October is Black History Month and The Students’ Union has a whole month’s worth of events and activities planned to mark the occasion.

From workshops and trips to talks and debates, our calendar of events runs throughout the whole month to observe and celebrate the achievements and experiences of people of African descent.

 

Wednesday 2nd October

Food truck (City)

Bringing onto campus the flavours of the Caribbean who will be outside the SU at the City campus this lunchtime, grab some food. 

 

Thursday 3rd October

Food truck (Clifton)

Bringing onto campus the flavours of the Caribbean who will be outside the SU at Clifton campus this lunchtime, grab some food. 

 

Thursday 3rd October

Boukman Academy presents “An Overview of Pre-Colonial Africa

Join us on a journey through the various civilisations of Africa – from the monuments of the Nile Valley to the riches of West Africa, to the architecture of Ancient Ethiopia. In this talk we will reconnect you with a history that has been erased, revealing the wonders of African civilisations.

 

Friday 4th October

Free The Tipple - Black Icons

An evening dedicated to brilliant Black women! Bring your friends and relax to some chilled out R&B. Featuring a Cocktail workshop run by NTSU's Cocktail society, learn to make a Serena Williams, Beyonce or Josephine Baker cocktail or mocktail.

 

Tuesday 8th October

Film Night (City)

As part of Black History Month, come along to a free film screening as voted for by you. We'll bring the popcorn!

 

Wednesday 9th October

Blackout Poetry (City)

Blackout poetry is an easy and fun way to create your poems from existing texts. Simply 'blackout' the words you do not want to use, leaving behind the words which will make up your poem! In celebration of Black History Month, come along and create your poems using the works of some incredible Black authors. This event is open to anyone who wants to chill out and try something new!

 

Thursday 10th October

Film Night (Clifton)

As part of Black History Month, come along to a free film screening as voted for by you! We'll bring the popcorn!

 

Queens of Sheba by Nouveau Riche

Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism.

Also running 11th & 12th October.

 

Thursday 17th October

Networking Event

Join the Black History Month networking lunch at the City Global Lounge (23 Goldsmith Street) to meet with students and staff for a networking session. You can also find out more about the Race Equality Charter and learn about our RESPECT campaign.

 

Hate Crime Awareness Week Panel

In this discussion, we will be exploring how racism manifests in 2019 as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. We will be homing in on overt systemic racism as well as everyday racism and microaggressions. We will also be considering whether or not people feel comfortable reporting racial hate crimes to the police and their reasons for doing or not doing so.

 

Saturday 19th October

Football Tournament

This Black History Month, NTSU is hosting a football tournament to raise money for Kick It Out – the charity which encourages inclusivity in football.

 

Sunday 20th October

Liverpool Slavery Museum

You’ll hear the untold stories of enslaved people throughout history and take a look at how contemporary slavery is still very much a part of modern society. The museum contains galleries exploring the stories and lives of Africa and its peoples, the history of enslavement and oppression, as well as the achievements of the African Diaspora in the modern age.

Following the visit to the museum, we will visit Liverpool One shopping centre, where you will be free to hit the shops, eat delicious food in one of their restaurants, or take the time to simply chill out with your friends in this vibrant waterfront leisure centre.

 

Tuesday 22nd October

Headwrap Workshop (City)

Headwrap workshop: Ka'Vour is a small creative business based in Nottingham whose work celebrates diverse representations of beauty which is often African inspired. Over the years people around the world have worn head wraps in various styles, with different fabrics, and for many different reasons. This workshop will allow you to learn about the history and significance of African inspired head wraps, and the chance to become your creative headwrap artist.

 

Wednesday 23rd October

Blackout Poetry (Clifton)

Blackout poetry is an easy and fun way of creating your poems using existing texts. Simply 'blackout' the words you do not want to use, leaving behind the words which will make up your poem! In celebration of Black History Month, come along and create your poems using the works of some incredible Black authors. This event is open to anyone who wants to chill out and try something new!

 

Wednesday 23rd October

Headwrap Workshop (Brackenhurst)

Headwrap workshop: Ka'Vour is a small creative business based in Nottingham whose work celebrates diverse representations of beauty which is often African inspired. Over the years people around the world have worn head wraps in various styles, with different fabrics, and for many different reasons. This workshop will allow you to learn about the history and significance of African inspired head wraps, and the chance to become your creative headwrap artist.

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