Black History Month

 

Monday 9th

Meet and Greet, 19:00 - 21:00, OC0.02 (Oculus)

Freshers, Returners, People of Colour and Allies, come along to WARSoc’s first social of the year - our Meet and Greet. Meet your new exec, find out all about our society and the exciting plans we have, eat some food and enjoy some surprise treats we have in store! [Facebook event]

 

Wednesday 11th

Disorientation, 13:00 - 17:00, SU Atrium

At disorientation, WARSoc will be giving a speech entitled ‘Silence is Violence’ talking about the history of anti-racism work at Warwick and how we’re continuing that legacy of intersectional and unapologetic anti-racism work, tackling the issues we face as a society head-on by starting tough conversations. [Facebook event]

 

Book Club: QTIPOC History, 17:00 - 19:00, H2.44 (Humanities)

In a collab event with Warwick Anti-Sexism Society and Warwick Pride, we’ll be reading excerpts from Valerie Mason-John’s book Talking Black: Lesbians of African and Asian Descent Speak Out and talking about what it means to identify with the QTIPOC community in the UK today.

 

Monday 16th

Bridging the Gap Between British and International Students’ Black Histories,
18:00 - 21:00, OC0.04 (Oculus)

We’ll be inviting special guests, Seyi Alawode and Femi Omisore, to deconstruct internalised racism and the consequent misconceptions that Black Brits, Black Africans and Black Caribbeans may have about each other. We’ll be talking about the things we have in common and discussing how we move forward with in a collaborative celebration of collective Black History. [Facebook event]

 

Monday 23rd

‘Guerrilla’: The British Black Panther Movement

All too often our discussions surrounding Black History are centred around an African American perspective. We’ll be using the TV series ‘Guerrilla’ as a springboard for critical discussions around the Black Panther Movement in the UK in the 1970s. So, sit back, relax and #GetWoke with WARSoc.

 

Wednesday 25th

‘A Moving Image’: Gentrification and the Erasure of Black History,
19:00 - 21:00, S0.10 (Social Sciences)

Head along to our Black History Month-themed social, a screening of the film ‘A Moving Image’. In the film, we follow Nina, an artist who returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we see her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we hear from real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction. We’ll have popcorn and other snacks ready, we gotchu! [Facebook event]

 

Monday 30th

Warwick Unplugged: Open Mic Night, 19:00 - 21:00, Curiositea

To end Black History Month with a bang, we’ll be hosting an open mic night. There will be special guest appearances and talent that you’re gonna want to document on your snap story, so this is not an event to be missed. The theme is ‘Black Identity’ so if you want to perform, hit us up at warwickantiracism@gmail.com [Facebook event]

 

Not just a month either...

Events to follow October include... a screening of 'Dear White People' and discussion focusing on the history of Black people within majority-white spaces and white allyship, art exhibition 'This Is Africa', People of Colour Mental Health Week, and an end of term potluck with cultural dishes.

 

If you have any questions, please email Warwick Anti-Racism Society at warwickantiracism@gmail.com or the SU's Ethnic Minorities Officer at ethnicminorities@warwicksu.com.