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.
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.