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Celebrating Black History Month

October officially marks Black History Month in the UK. Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Ross Renton and Students’ Union President, Meg Price, have written a blog post discussing Why Black History Month Matters.

There will be a range of activities, workshops and campaigns to get involved with throughout the month, including an exhibition organised by the University’s African and Caribbean Society; ‘A Walk Through Black History’. The exhibition will be in the Hangar on Monday (October 12) 2-7pm for staff and students to visit.

Following the exhibition, the African and Caribbean Society will be holding a ‘Black Excellence Night’ for staff and students between 7-9pm on Monday, which will showcase a number of pre-recorded activities including a fashion show of African Attire or traditional dress and singing performances. Spaces will be limited for this. You can pre-book a table at the Hangar by calling 07729235214.

Here is a quick round-up of other events that we know are happening around the City of Worcester:

The Hive Online Reading List (Online Throughout October)

More information can be found on the Library Services Resource List

Stand Up to Racism Online Conference (Online 21st October – 7:30pm)

Full details will be posted on the Worcester Transformed website

The Language I Cannot Speak (Online 22nd October – 7:30pm)

A show about storytelling, being 2nd generation immigrant, history and how it exists within us. It is a brown girl from Worcester telling her black history. Tickets available here

Speakers Corner (Outside Guildhall 24th-25th October – 12pm-4pm)

Poetry, storytelling, history, music and performance. Celebrating black culture and diversity in the city. More Information on the Worcester Collective website  

The Heavy Flow & Other Works (Worcester Cathedral – Mid October – Mid November)

1st year Fine Art and Psychology Students’ BLM exhibition exploring their journey into their antiracism journey. More Information: www.theworcestercollective.co.uk, www.yasminhood.co.uk.

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