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Black History Month 2017

October 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Our Heritage, Our Future: Celebrating Black History Month

This event saw staff and students from the across the Faculty of Science and Engineering and a whole host of guest speakers mark 30 years of Black History Month in the UK. They reflected on progress made towards equality at Manchester and celebrating the significant contribution made by our Black staff and students to the University and wider society. There were a series of thought-provoking and inspiring talks from guest speakers including:

  • Dr Dawn Edge - Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Manchester
  • Georgina Lewis and Berrisford Edwards - Co-Chairs of the BAME Staff Network
  • Joanne Jacobs - Equity and Merit scholarship programme
  • Riddi Viswanathan - Diversity Officer on the Manchester Students' Union Exec
  • Jonah Ogbuneke - Chemical Engineering student and VoluntHero
  • Yusuf Tarajia - Mechanical Engineering student and spoken word poet

Title: “30 Years of Black History Month:  Where are we now?”

Main Speaker: Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University) - www.bcu.ac.uk/social-sciences/about-us/staff/kehinde-andrews

When: 12:30-4pm on October 4, 2017

We also published two blog pieces abut the events: Sketching for Black History Month and Diversity and Wellbeing Ambassadors

Suggestions for 2018 events are welcome - please contact BMECHAIRS@MANCHESTER.AC.UK with your ideas

More information, including local and national events timetable can be found at: www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/