Celebrate Black History Month with us!
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:
- YouTube stream - https://youtu.be/BMKSnYV0OM8
- UoM Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TheUniversityOfManchester/
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.
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
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
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/
- You can watch and share this powerful video on YouTube: 56BlackMen
- This year Stonewall’s Black LGBT staff aim to highlight the incredible contributions that Black LGBT people and Black LGBT-led organisations are making throughout the UK, as well as share the richness of queer Black activism. Their Black LGBT staff aim to use our platform to provide a space to meaningfully centre a wide range of Black LGBT voices, with a particular focus on Black trans voices, when many of their experiences can be overlooked. To find out more please visit: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/black-history-month-x-stonewall
- Their BAME/PoC network have put together some great resources that you can share with colleagues.
- 10 ways to be an ally to Black LGBT people
- Black LGBT organisations you should know about
- Support Black LGBT fundraisers
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