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 time to celebrate black culture, looking forwards to the future possibilities of the black community whilst learning from past events. This year the Union aims to empower its black students and staff by celebrating black excellence. All students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in African and Caribbean culture.
Throughout this vibrant month, there will be events which focus on black literature, dance, art, sports and celebrating black pioneers who have helped with LGBT+, Women’s and disability rights.
The Union will also be supporting Nus with their #DecoloniseEducation campaign and fighting for Hillingdon Council to reinstate Black History Month, after denying the need for this month for over 10 year.
We have created a glossary filled with terms which will help you understand Black History Month and the issues black students and staff are faced with every day. You can find the glossary here. These terms will allow you to be more conscious, and to think about your actions.
The video below shows the events we delivered for Black History Month in 2019