Current Students and Staff

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11 Oct 2017

LSU celebrates Black History Month

A range of fantastic free evening events are lined up for staff and students, to help celebrate Black History Month, from the 15-28 October.

Kicking off the events is the first Panel Discussion on the 15 October, giving you a chance to meet the Ethnic Minorities Network committee.

It will also introduce the theme of ‘Creativity’ during this Black History Month, regarding the creative experience of Black and Minority Ethnicity (BME) students.

There is a range of upcoming Discussion Evenings, covering: BME Women; Colourism, BLM, Creativity; BME & LGBT+; and Mental Health in the BME Community.

Events such as Hip Hop Dance Workshops will also take place on campus, as well as the Black History Month Carnival in coalition with the LGBT+ and Women’s Network.

Previous years’ celebrations have featured everything from visits from inspirational rapper and poet Akala, to screenings of Selma.

Black History Month is annual celebration of black history. The month is formally recognised by the Government and highlights the contributions Africa and African peoples make to the economic, social and political landscape of London and the wider UK, promoting knowledge of black history, culture and heritage.

For a full run down of the different events on offer, see our events listings.

Keep up-to-date with the Ethnic Minorities Network via their Facebook page.