The University of Nottingham is set to celebrate Black History Month 2017 — with music, discussions, a major new conference and more.
Throughout October 2017, the University will run a variety of free-to-attend, exciting events with a focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and people.
Exploring BME culture and history
This year’s Black History Month programme includes a number of live events, followed by our first ever Race Equality conference — an exciting new calendar event for 2017, taking place in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Black History Month offers the opportunity to reflect on the history and achievements of BME communities and 2017 marks the fifth year of the University of Nottingham’s annual Black History Month celebrations. Our programme of events is part of national celebrations that take place throughout October, with this year marking the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK.
The UoN Black History Month 2017 schedule is as follows:
To follow our Black History Month 2017 programme, we are delighted to announce our first race equality conference, ‘Race Equality in Higher Education: What’s it got to do with you?‘, hosted in partnership with the University of Birmingham. This free conference is open to students and staff from both Universities.
The conference aims to:
The conference will take place 10:15am – 3:30pm, Monday 30 October at the Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2RT. Free transport to the venue will be arranged for Nottingham delegates.
There will also be several other events taking place at the University as part of Black History Month 2017. For full listings, please visit the University’s Events page.
Speaking about Black History Month 2017, Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Staff Network, said:
“We are pleased to once again be involved with Black History Month, celebrating the culture and history of BME communities at the University of Nottingham and beyond.
“We have a great line up of events planned this year, from live music by talented local artists, to exceptional talks by some fantastic speakers and presenters.
“All of our Black History Month events are free to attend and we welcome staff and students to come along and experience these fantastic and thought-provoking celebrations.”
To find out more about the University’s Black History Month programme and Race Equality Conference please email the People and Culture team.
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