Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020
Date and time
01 - 31 Oct 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)




Black History Month 2020

BCU is marking Black History Month this October under a special new logo featuring the Pan-African flag and with a series of discussion events.

Panel Discussion 1: Let's Talk About Race

Monday 12 October, 4-5pm

Book tickets here.

With a broad theme of ‘let’s talk about race’, the discussions will bring together staff and students from across the University to discuss themes around race and how to effect change in Higher Education.

The panel includes:

  • Professor Bugewa Apampa, Professor of Access and Participation
  • Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, Course Director of MA Global Media Management and ADM Strategic Lead of Internalisation of Research
  • Imogeen Denton, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Professor Rajinder Dudrah, Professor of Cultural Studies and the Creative Industries
  • Bethan Headley, BA Black Studies student
  • Parmila Murria, Director of International Office
  • Ahmed Saleh, BA Black Studies student
  • Savanah Sturridge, BSc Sport and Exercise Science student and member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Panel Discussion 2: Let's Talk About Race

Monday 19 October, 10 - 11am

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The discussion continues in our second Panel Discussion, which will cover the relevance of Black History Month, what creating a sense of belonging looks like in practice, and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The panel includes:

  • Beverley Cole, Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work, and Chair of BCU's LGBT+ Staff Network
  • Marverine Duffy, Course Director for Undergraduate Journalism
  • Kirsten Forkert, Professor of Cultural Studies and UCU representative
  • Professor Alison Honour, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and ADM Executive Dean
  • Faith Ilesanmi, MA Education (International Education) student and Commonwealth Scholar
  • Vincent Obia, Research to PhD in Media student
  • Tony Talburt, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology
  • Runcie Chidebe, Vice-President Student Voice, BCUSU

TAG Network Midlands Online Roundtable Discussion: Making Waves

Thursday 15 October, 6 - 7pm

Book free tickets here with coupon code: BCU1520.

Tag Network Midlands is hosting an online roundtable event in partnership with BCU entitled Making Waves, which will showcase Midlands-based leaders, entrepreneurs, and young professionals who have inspiring stories to share. The panel will be chaired by BCU Course Director for Undergraduate Journalism Marverine Duffy, and also includes:

  • Casey Bailey, BCU alumnus, educator, performer and newly-crowned Birmingham Poet Laureate
  • Marissa Jacquet, Commercial Property Associate at Grove Tompkins Bosworth
  • Mikalya Jones, Culture Change Officer at Birmingham City Council  
  • Anton Leon, Branch Director at Rhubarb Property Ltd

Find out more about BCU’s Black History Month celebrations on iCity here

Find out about what's on at BCUSU for Black History Month here.