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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is held every October in the United Kingdom. The aims are to promote knowledge of black history and experience; circulate information on positive black contributions to British Society; and heighten the confidence and awareness of black people in their cultural heritage.

SOAS is celebrating Black History Month with a varied programme of events.

Furthering Black Women in Higher Education and Careers (Virtual Event)

Join Zainab Badawi, Lavinya Stennett, Mx Busisiwe Deyi and Dr Emilia Onyema for a panel discussion on 15 October at 6PM to celebrate the success of black women and how they can get the most out of their education and careers.

You Hide Me: 50 Years On

A panel discussion of 'You Hide Me' by Ghanaian filmmaker Kwate Nii Owoo and the restitution, curation and teaching of African art, on 7 October at 5PM.

Is it Time for a Universal Basic Income? Perspectives from African and Peripheral Europe

A webinar on 7 October at 5PM with speakers Ruth Castel-Branco and Costas Lapavitsas.

BHM 2020 Critics Programme

A six-week learning workshop, starting on 14 October at 4PM, which hopes to engage students in critical anaylsis of a range of art works created by contemporary and historical visual, performing and written Black artists.

Do Black Lives Matter? Race, Racism and Resistance

An online seminar with Maya Goodfellow in conversation with Kehinde Nkosi Andrews, on 14 October at 5PM.

Governing the Environment in Kenya

A webinar on 28 October at 3PM, examining the environmental laws in Kenya.

Students' Union

Check out the wide range of activities that the SOAS Students' Union is organising during Black History Month.

Study at SOAS Blog

Visit our lively Study at SOAS blogs during Black History Month.

SOAS Student Union

SOAS SU has put together an amazing programme of activities to celebrate Black History Month with a range of events from film screenings to talks and open forums. These events aim to celebrate literary excellence, poetry, music, films and address contemporary issues. For further details about the events, please visit SOAS SU Facebook Page.

Centre for African Studies:

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) where its administration is still based, the Centre has since 1991 assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues. 

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