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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrate Black History Month with SUSU and the University

Published: 2 October 2018
Black History Month

The University and Students' Union are proud to join forces to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events open to all staff and students.

This year celebrates 70 years since the Empire Windrush brought over settlers from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain after the war. Now black culture is embedded within many areas of society and Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to celebrate this.

Black History Month provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate past achievements. It also enables us to consider next steps to embed a more inclusive, equal and racially-diverse culture at our institution.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering and Chair of the University Race Equality Committee


Here at the University, we are proud to invite you to the below events:

Name of eventDate/time/location  Organiser
 BlacKkKlansman (film screening is free)  Tuesday 16 October, 19:00, SUSU Cinema (entrance through Bar 3), Building 42, Students' Union, Highfield Campus  Union Films
An Inconvenient Presence: Black History and the White Fury of Ethnic Nationalism Tuesday 16 October, 12:00-13:00, Avenue Campus, Room 1095


 Voices of Colour Open Mic Night  Wednesday 17 October, 19:00-21:00, B32/R1015, Highfield Campus   African Caribbean Society
Dobet Gnahore Thursday 18 October, 20:00-late, Turner Sims, Highfield Campus Turner Sims
 Our Curriculum: Is it diverse? Thursday 18 October, 17:00-20:00, The Cube, Building 42, Students' Union, Highfield Campus   Students' Union and University of Southampton
 All Things Black  Wednesday 24 October, 19:00-21:00, Bar 2 Building 42, Students' Union, Highfield Campus Ghanaian Society and ACS
Live Talk with Akala  Monday 29 October, 18:30-21-30, location TBC  Black History Month and Stand Up To Racism

Southampton Black History Month have put together a guide for all events happening across Hampshire, which are open to all.

For queries about the above events, please contact Emily Harrison (Vice President Student Communities) or Louise Goux-Wirth (Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Human Resources)

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