Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of black people and communities. The celebration has origins in the United States, but has since grown in prominence in the United Kingdom and across the globe.
Black History Month is about education, celebration, and the diversification of perspectives, particularly in areas that may typically overlook black perspectives and viewpoints.
Black History Month runs from 1 October – 31 October.
Over summer, Edge Hill students proved they weren’t willing to stand by and be silent witnesses to continued injustice. 2020 has not only been the year of COVID-19, it has also seen the widespread invigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement.
While current lockdown restrictions may prevent us from many of the in-person activities and events we have seen in previous years, there are loads of opportunities to get involved at both your Students’ Union and University during Black History Month:
Guest Speakers organised by Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University has organised two incredibly exciting virtual talks with guest speakers. These events are free to attend for students, and will be invaluable for anyone interested in subjects related to representation in the media, diversity and inclusion in higher education settings, and equality and diversity more generally.
Use the links below to book your place:
Edge Hill Students’ Union’s BAME Student Network is brand new for 2020/21.
If you want to be the first to find out about collaborative projects, campaigns that directly affect Edge Hill University’s BAME student community, and opportunities like our BAME student officer, joining our BAME Student network is a must.