Black History Month, celebrated in the UK since October 1987, is a programme of arts and heritage activities put together by members of Sussex Students' Union and the local community which aims to raise the profile of Black and Ethnic Minority experience, heritage and culture in particular (but not exclusively) African-Caribbean arts, culture and history.
We employ the definition of Black/BME people to include ‘Black people’ and ‘mixed-parentage people’ including all those people whose ancestral origins are African, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, North African, Romany, the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand.'
Jaja Jasper Chinedum, Ethnic Minority Students Officer, said:
Black History Month is a yearly celebration of Black excellence. It is a time to ponder upon our shared values as a people, our rich cultural heritage and most importantly, our history which some of us may have not been informed about. It is also a time to take stock of how far we have come and remind ourselves of where we are going.
We have lined up events that range from educative to entertaining and so I look forward to the best Black History Month celebrations to date.
All of these events are open to everybody including non-students.
1st October - Film Screening - Hidden Colors: The Triumph of Melanin 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
3rd October - Multicultural Festival 11am-4pm Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU
5th October - Film Screening - White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son 6-8pm Arts A05 Lecture Theatre
6th October - Film Screening - Good Hair 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
7th October - Film Screening - Young Soul Rebels 6.30pm Arts A
8th October - Talk- Transracial Identity: an Emergence of Cultural Appropriation? 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
12th October - Talk - When We Rule 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
13th October - Film Screening - Dark Girls 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
15th October - Film Screening - Light Girls 6-8pm Arts A05 Lecture Theatre
15th October - Talk - Black History Walks 6-8:30pm Fulton A Lecture Theatre
17th October - Trip to “No Colour Bar” Exhibition at Guildhall Galleries London - Meet at 9.25am Falmer Station
19th October - Talk from Dr David Olusoga - British Slave Owners and the Making of Modern Everyday Finance? 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
20th October - Talk from Dr Alana Lentin - The Problematic Separation between Race, Class and Gender 6-8pm Arts C333
22nd October - Sussex Argentine Tango Society - Black Themed Tango Session 2:30-4:30pm Room 76, Falmer House
1st November - Black History Month Celebration Event 12-5pm Brighton Dome
2nd November - Panel Discussion - Censorship and Art: Can freedom of speech negate peril of racism? 6-8pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre
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