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Black History Month Events

To celebrate Black History Month 2021, we’ve got a fantastic line-up of events happening throughout the month. See the full list of events here and be sure to get involved!

Black History Month logo Black History Month Events

To celebrate Black History Month 2021, we’ve got a fantastic line-up of events happening throughout the month. Be sure to get involved!

Wednesday 13th October

Warwick Africa Summit Movie Night: Judas and the Black Messiah

7:30pm, Ramphal Building in R0.21 

A film screening on the Black Panther Movement, and a short presentation on their defining moments in history.  

Tuesday 19th October

The Warwick Philosopy Black Voices Network Careers Event

6:00pm - 7:00pm, Virtual - Hosted on MS Teams 

A careers event tailored to Philosophy students of Black Heritage, with Warwick alumni from Consultancy, Academia and Financial Services.

Wednesday 20th October

Combo Breakers: Celebrating BAME in Esports

2:00pm - 7:00pm, Esports Centre, Junction Building (JX0.10) 

This will be a duel wield event taking place in our Esports Centre! The first part will be a talk from Melanin Gamers who are passionate about supporting people of colour in gaming, discussing what they do, how they got to where they are, and their experience in the industry.

Tuesday 26th October

Warwick Students' Union: Black Brilliance Launch Event

7:00pm - 9:00pm, Scarman Conference Centre

Warwick Students' Union is hosting a launch event entitled ‘Black Brilliance’ to celebrate the rich history and stories of black people both in the University of Warwick community and beyond.

The event, which is being held in Black History Month, will be made up of informative panel discussions, inspiring stories and showcase our student groups that represent and empower the black community at Warwick. This event is open to all members of our student and alumni community.

Places are limited so sign up today!

Warwick Marxist Society: Marxism and Black Liberation

6:00pm - 8:00pm, Ramphal Building in R1.15

Racism originated within class society and capitalism, as the ruling class promotes white supremacist ideology as a justification for slavery and colonialism. Even today, bigotry and xenophobia are used by capitalists and the media as a way to divide workers and prevent them from uniting against their common oppressors: capitalists and imperialists. 

Thursday 28th October

HistSoc: Being Black in Academia

Virtual - Hosted on MS Teams 

A discussion about how Black history is studied and taught,  featuring Academics from the History department at Warwick. We will be looking at the different Black experiences worldwide, from the US to Africa.

Friday 29th October

The Black Women’s Project x Warwick African Carribean Society: Bring your own Bonnet

On campus - details released closer to the event

An event celebrating and discussing the amazing black women of the present and past!

 

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