#LboroFamily celebrates Black History Month

Loughborough University – in partnership with Loughborough Students' Union – is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout October.

The events programme aims to honour the contributions, achievements and histories of black people among our staff, students and wider community.

The months’ activities will launch with a parade around campus, starting at the Students’ Union on Wednesday 2 October. Everyone is invited to join the Student Ethnic Minorities Network and the Black and Ethnic Minorities Staff Network in raising awareness of the historic month by walking together in friendship and solidarity.

Following the parade there will be a variety of events taking place to get involved in. These include:

  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities' discussion series on colonialism, migration and slavery, coordinated by Catherine Armstrong.
  • A book reading and discussion of works by Toni Morrison and debbie tucker green, as well as reading by BAME students of their own work.
  • A talk, panel discussion and poster exhibit of Black Excellence in STEM.
  • LU Arts is displaying 11 poems by black poets around campus across the month in locations such as bus shelters, common areas and digital screens.

 Keep an eye on the dedicated webpage to stay up to date with everything taking place across campus during October.