Celebrate Black History Month 2022

September 14th, 2022

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. It acknowledges signature moments in the history of the UK and is a celebration of the magnificence of cultural diversity and the enriching value in peaceful co-existence.

A number of events are taking place at the University of Nottingham throughout October in celebration of Black History Month, acknowledging history is being made not just during October but every minute, every hour, every day, every week and month.

At Nottingham we are committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for our staff and students and we’d like to encourage everyone to get involved, join our celebrations and share details of the programme within their respective areas.

Throughout the month of October, we will be hosting a number of events, workshops, film screenings and interactive discussions as part of our celebrations.

Highlights of the month include:

Action, not words: enabling Black success
Wednesday 5 October, 1.30pm – 2pm
Online event

A panel of Black staff, students and alumni will be exploring what Black success means to them, what barriers they have faced and how they have overcome them. They will also discuss what facilitates Black success in Higher Education.

Born to exist: the woman I know
Tuesday 18 October, from 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts 

The final part of Toonga’s nationally acclaimed Hip Hop Dance trilogy, Born to Exist invites change to overcome societal stigmas held towards ethnic minorities.

Apocalypse not now
Friday 28 October, from 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

Find a full list of events to get involved with for this year’s Black History Month celebrations.

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One Comment

January 6th, 2023 at 2:43 pm


Thanks for sharing this piece, such a great point made there.
It is important to celebrate success not just for yourself but for showing how you value the work of other people who worked alongside you.

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