Find Out Fridays: Black History Month

October is Black History Month here in the UK and we wanted to share and encourage you to attend some of the events this city has organised to celebrate our diversity.

I’ve picked out a few highlights for you:

  1. Tate Modern – Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power “Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history.” Running until 22 October.
  2. Black Cultural ArchivesRe-imagine: Black Women in Britain “Long before the Empire Windrush arrived on British shores in 1948 there were women of African descent in Britain. Black women were here to witness the construction of Hadrian’s Wall in Roman Britain and everyday life over the centuries, in the markets and music halls, homes and factories. Re-imagine gives us a glimpse of some of these women, the traces of their lives lying in vaults of archives, libraries and museums across the United Kingdom and brought together for the first time.”
  3. British LibraryWhy Race Matters “How has the intersection of race, feminism and class evolved since the 1980s? Reni Eddo-Lodge is a young, black, feminist journalist who burst on to the literary scene with her 2014 blog post ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’, which went viral. Her first book – of the same title – was lauded by Man Booker winner Marlon James as ‘one of the most important books of 2017’. Both personal and political, it shines a torch on to the many manifestations of racism in Britain, which she describes as a country ‘still profoundly uncomfortable with race and difference’.” Monday, 9 October
  4. Prospect, SE1 7NNSupporting equality, celebrating diversity – Black History Month 2017 “Prospect presents “Supporting equality, celebrating diversity” – a seminar and networking session for Black History Month 2017.” Wednesday, 11 October

These are just some of the highlights, please check out the full list of events here: Black History Month Events

If you do attend any of these, we’d love to hear from you. You can always come chat to us in the Program Office, or you can email Jovita Adom on with any reflections. Don’t forget that you can also earn a passport stamp by attending and reflecting on your experience!



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