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Celebrate Black History Month with us!

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As part of these celebrations, we are delighted to be hosting Brilliant and Black on October 1 2020

Venue – Virtual (Zoom, YouTube, Facebook live)

14:00-14:02 – Opening by Nalin Thakkar

14:02-14:05 – Recorded message from Dame Nancy Rothwell

14:05-14:15 – Opening statements by Nalin Thakkar

14:15-14:20 – Introduction of Gary Younge by Nalin Thakkar

14:20-15:00 – Keynote by Gary Younge. Topic: "The Fire This Time."

15:00-15:15 – Questions for Gary Younge

15:15-15:55 – Panel discussion.  Panellists: Gary Younge, Nalin Thakkar, Andy Burnham and Naa Acquah

15:55-16:00 – Closing Remarks by Nalin Thakkar

16:00 – Close.

Twitter: #BrilliantandBlack #UoMBHM2020

Please visit our event webpage for full details and registration information:

While the Zoom meeting is sold out, you can still watch on the day via livestream:

Black History Month @HOME

There's an exciting programme of events for Black History Month at HOME this October. Packed with their most exciting Film, Theatre, Music, and Art, they have a variety of specially curated events and activities in collaboration with trailblazing Black organisations in Manchester. Open all ages and all interests, you can join in the celebrations on screen, on stage or online.

All bespoke events are available on a ‘Pay as you feel’ basis including free.

Workshop

Pamoja Nyumbani (Together at home) - a one-off online poetry and creative writing workshop with Young Identity. This special online event is aimed at people ages 15-25 years old, from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds and will explore the Black diaspora and help young people find their voice. – 1 Oct 6-7:30pm. ‘Pay as you feel’ basis including free

Panel Discussion

The Future Minority/Majority Wonders, Where Are Our Spaces? An open discussion online about the importance of claiming Black spaces and exploring Black organisations and spaces in Manchester. Chaired by Cheryl Martin, Co-director of Manchester-based organisation Black Gold Arts - 8 Oct 6-7:30pm. ‘Pay as you feel’ basis including free

Theatre Performance

Working From HOME – The opening theatre performance since lockdown and the launch of their new book of poetry. Young Identity, HOME's resident artists present a new collection of poems looking back over five years of ground breaking work. Tickets are £10.

Find out more on their website here: https://homemcr.org/event/black-history-month-2020/

Other activities

 

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PAN AFRICAN CONGRESS 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

PAC@75 IN CONVERSATION WITH LEMN SISSAY - A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 3PM-4.15PM STREAMED LIVE ON ZOOM AND YOUTUBE

To register go Eventbrite