Black History Month 2018

Posted on 10 October 2018

The theme for Black History Month 2018 is 'Celebrating Great Black British Achievers'.

Events are taking place across campus to celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black History in general.

Reflections from Canon Margaret Sentamu
Tuesday 16 October 2018
12.15-1.45pm
LMB/002X (Law and Management Building)
The Staff Race Equality Forum (SREF) would like to invite staff and students to attend its autumn event, where Canon Margaret Sentamu will be delivering a lecture to mark celebrations for the month. Lunch will be provided.

Black Liberation Flag raising
Wednesday 24 October 2018
2.30-3.30pm
Greg’s Place
The YUSU BAME network and the University of York Staff Race Equality Forum warmly invite all staff and students to attend this event. Tea and cakes will be provided. No booking required.

Aretha Franklin: her impact on the success of British black gospel   
Thursday 25 October 2018
2.30-4.30pm
E/106 (Jack Lyons Concert Hall, upper floor)
What was the Queen of Soul's effect on the world of British Black Gospel? Immersed in the struggle for civil rights, how did this help to affirm the success of Britain's black gospel stars? Join Libby Redman for an interactive workshop as we examine this area and explore the journey of a young gospel singer who became one of the world's most inspirational artists. 

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