Black History Month

Black history month was first launched in London in the 1980s, where the aim was for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools.

The dedicated month was envisioned as a way to counter the perceived invisibility of black people and to challenge the negative stereotypes that were often the only manner black people were pictured in popular culture.

Emily Lane

Vice President (Welfare)

Tamandani Mzandu

Part Time Officer (Ethnic Minorites)
 

BHM Resources

BHM Library Bibliography

DHM Events

Black History Month Events

Union of Students Black Lives Matter: A Movement not a Moment
1st October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on the Black Lives Matter Movement
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students BHM Flag Raising
5th October noon - 12:15pm
Kedleston Road Entrance
Join us as we raise the Pan-African flag to start Black History Month
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Student Voice Welcome Debate series - Black Lives Matter*
5th October 5pm - 7pm
Blackboard
This debate will discuss the importance of equality and diversity within the higher education sector
EDI – Black History Month | Freshers/Refreshers | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students Being Black in Higher Education
5th October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on the being black in higher education.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students Graduate Employability: Looking beyond Graduation as a Black Student
7th October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on graduate employability.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Afro Caribbean Backchat Wednesday
7th October 7pm - 10pm
Instagram
BackChat Derby ACS - A discussion on Black British Experience.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Business Film night - 12 Years a Slave
8th October 7pm - 9:30pm
Online
A Film night linked to Black History Month, showing 12 years a slave.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students African Caribbean Society Instagram Story Takeover
15th October midnight - 11:59pm
Join the African Caribbean Society as they go live on our Instagram, showcasing what they have to offer, and celebrating Black History Month.
EDI – Black History Month
Debate Online debate session
16th October 4pm - 7pm
Online
Online debate on Gender Identity and BLM
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students The role of Universities in Racism and Anti-Racism
19th October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on the role of universities in racism and anti-racism.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students The Big Watch-Along: Paris is Burning
21st October 5pm - 6:30pm
Join the African Caribbean, and LGTBQ+ societies in their online watch-along of landmark documentary, Paris is Burning, offering a vibrant snapshot of 1980’s African American and Latin Harlem drag ball scene
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students Intersectionality in the Black community
22nd October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on intersectionality in the Black Community.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students Practicing Allyship: More than an Instagram Trend
27th October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on the concept of allyship and how we can all do our part.
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
Union of Students Beyond Black history Month
29th October 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Panel discussion from Royal Holloway Students' Union on what happens after BHM 2020
EDI – Black History Month | ATTR – Virtual (online) Event
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