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Black History Month 2022

Learn more about what's happening this BHM!


Ahead of the start of Black History Month we spoke with VP Inclusion, Kathy, to get an overview of what’s happening throughout October and ongoing campaigns year-round. Kathy emphasised,

Black History is not just in the past, it’s now and also the future. We shouldn’t focus on only one person’s perspective we should see it from everyone’s angle because it is all part of the history.

During BHM, our programme of events celebrates the talents and achievements of Black students at Strathclyde. Through the theme of Black History is Present we'll be centring the experiences of Black students on campus.

A series of craft workshops are running during the first week of October giving students the opportunity to get creative and express their experience. It’s not only about one art form; we’re encouraging everyone to choose a medium which best supports their expression.

These are running every day at Strath Union from October 3rd to October 7th from 12 noon until 2pm in the Elder Room on Level 1. You can submit your work ahead of the workshops, or if you can't attend them, get in touch with us.  Kathy had this to say about submissions, “You don’t need to be that artistic, you just need to express yourself. I encourage people to submit their work any kind of documents of their life or experience at Strathclyde.

We'll have speakers leading discussion with students during October as part of a long term collaboration with the University Careers Service promoting available support and inviting guest speakers to share their stories and experience as Black professionals in the UK.

Our first speaker, Abel Aboh, a Strathclyde alumnus, and will be discussing his career journey working across various industries and sectors in the UK on October 18th from 5pm to 8pm in the Mandela Auditorium. Get your free ticket on the event page


The Terrace is also hosting a night filled with great live music and delicious food on October 18th, this free event will have live music from a Bob Marley Tribute Act followed by a night of Afrobeats and Reggae Anthems! Get all the details

If you have any questions or feedback about BHM or the events running contact Kathy or BAME Rep Musa Bello


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