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Black History Month – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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23rd October – 27th November 2019
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Across the University, faculties and schools have organised events and activities to commemorate the achievements and contributions of people from African and African Caribbean heritage. BHM has been celebrated across the UK every October since 1987, its purpose to address the underrepresentation of the pivotal role that Black people have played in the UK and world history.

Whilst today its relevance has been debated, we recognise that there is still much work to be done to tackle inequality and to foster good relations between different communities. This is not only because of our public sector duties under Equality Act legislation but because it is the right thing for us to do as an educational establishment and it is the right thing for us to do as the University for Birmingham.

This year the national theme for BHM shines the spotlight of Black women. In recognition of this, to coincide with talks and performances by guests at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, this exhibition brings together commissioned artwork by established artists alongside photography and illustration by former and current students of Birmingham City University. Also featured are artefacts from Black history, provided courtesy of ADM Archives.

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