Every October, the UK comes together to celebrate Black history, culture and art as part of Black History Month. Having taken root in the USA, the annual event has spread across to other nations with a view that Black history be represented not just during one month, but all year round. The University has taken part in these celebrations for a number of years by arranging interactive events, activities and sessions positioned to highlight the achievements, culture and milestones that symbolise Black history.
The phrase ‘Proud to be’ will be used for this year's campaign, with an emphasis on Intersectionality and Activism, along with last year's 'We Are Black History' campaign, giving Black people ownership of what Black History is. The University, along with the Students’ Union and the Staff BAME Forum are proud to be celebrating this year, and hope you are able to join us.