Black History Month is an annual event taking place every October which celebrates Black communities and history. The African-Caribbean Society and Womanist Society have organised a mixture of events (over 15!), along my support, free and open to all!
This month aims at educating communities beyond our diverse Black community as well as to celebrate Black history in the world, the United Kingdom and in our University.
Events organised during this month range from film screenings to panels about the Black experience. At the end of the month, we are also organising a showcase where an award-winning artist, Scratchylus, will perform and speak about Windrush featuring performances and art from UEA students.
Throughout this year, with the help of societies like the Womanist Society and the African-Caribbean Society, I would like to support the Black community at UEA whether during months of celebration like Black History Month or regarding personal or academic issues.
My role as ethnic-minorities officer is to support and lift Black voices on campus, giving them an opportunity and a platform to enlighten myself as well as the rest of the university about their experiences.
There’s something happening almost every day so make sure you check out the calendar which lists all events happening during this month. For further information and to purchase your free ticket here.
If you would like to get in touch with me feel free to drop me an email at RyanJordan@uea.ac.uk
Ryan Jordan, SU Ethnic Minorities Officer