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Black History Month

 

October marks Black History Month. This is a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage make to humanity.

 

 

 

Black History Month is a University-wide inclusive campaign that brings together students and staff from various backgrounds, to celebrate and learn about the history, culture and successes of Black people. The campaign will empower Black students, whilst targeting non-Black students to engage with the campaign and thus promoting cultural integration.

 

The impact we intend this campaign to have is reducing the attainment gap between Black and non-Black students while promoting a culture that celebrates milestones and successes. In addition, it aims to educate and celebrate the history and culture of Brunel’s Black students, and to empower them throughout their studies. 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Stand-up Comedy Night

When: Tuesday 1st October 2019, 6:30-9:30pm

Where: The Venue, Hamilton Centre

Background: The night will feature London’s best Black stand-up comedians for a night of fun and laughter.

Aim: The aim of the night is gathering people for a night of fun that engages people from different backgrounds. 

 

Mental Health & Creative Writing Workshop

When: Monday 7th, 2019, 3pm-5pm

Where: Winfred Brown

Background: Past Brunel student who works in the field of Psychology will run a workshop which specialties in Black mental health. Explore your creative and expressive writing and a tool to foster positive wellbeing. 

Aim: Engage Black students with the topic of mental health and self-care.

 

Hidden Colors Documentary

When: Wednesday 16th October, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Eastern Gateway Auditorium

Background: To educate and spread awareness of inspirational and empowering aspects of Black History that have been hidden from the mainstream.

Aim: Educate students and staff from all backgrounds on the hidden histories of Black History.

 

Black Panther Event

When: Tuesday 22nd, 2019, 5pm-8pm

Where: Lecture A

Background: Lecturer will break down the film The Black Panther and the connections it has to African history and culture unknown to most.

Aim: Using a film which is recent and popular, this event aims to educate Brunel students about African history.

 

BAME Sports Week

When: Monday 21st-25th, 2019,

Where: The Venue/Sport facilities

Background: A weeklong schedule of sports events in collaboration with Active@Brunel.

Aim: To engage more BAME students with sports

 

Moonlight (LGBT+ Movie Night)

When: Thursday 24th, 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: The Junction, Hamilton Centre

Background: Have a screening of the film Moonlight; free popcorn. This event is in collaboration with the LGBT+ Officer.

Aim: To provide representation and an inclusive safe space for LBGT+ students of colour at Brunel.

 

Black Royalties

When: Wednesday 30th October 2019, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Antonin Artaud building

Background: Students take to the stage and perform an act, poetry, dance or song. Running for a third year, the night features multiple student acts for a night of talent celebration. 

Aim: To engage students from various background to celebrate talent and integrate different cultures through artistic talents.