Black History Month 2020

Friday 23-10-2020 - 08:13

Black is a positive, political term used to unify all communities with African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage.
October is Black History Month and provides us with the opportunity to collectively educate on the histories of Black communities, celebrate their culture and achievements, and continue our campaign for racial equity. 
Catherine Ross, the Founder Director of Museumand, has written an introduction for Black History Month - 'Why Black History Month is more important than ever this year?'. It's a frank and thought-provoking read, that does a tremendous job discussing the contemporary situation of the Black community in the UK. 

"Black culture isn’t just a commodity to be appropriated and monetised, and Black history isn’t just a month to be ticked off a calendar dominated by a white-washed version of history.
Black History Month 2020 is a time for people to come together and hopefully learn lessons for the present and the future. It’s a time to honour the commitment to learning and standing united against racism. It’s a time to reclaim history and re-imagine how our shared history will be told in the future."

Catherine Ross
Founder Director, Museumand


Students' Union and the Black community. 

As an organisation, we are whole-heartedly committed to equality and fairly representing all our students. Currently, we're looking to appoint 3 Black Students' Part-time Officers - 1 each on our Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea campuses. These roles exist to extend and defend Black students’ rights, raise awareness around issues and support their fellow students. 

Students can nominate themselves for one of these roles as part of our Autumn Election.

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2020 marks a significant year for the Black community, and hopefully, it will be a catalyst for real positive change. UWTSD Students' Union stands with the Black community.


Online Events

Saturday 24 October

Black History 365 Future Milestones with BLM Wales: BLM Manifesto Workshop


Sunday 25 October, 7pm
Black History: Coming Home – Celebrating our Ancestors


Wednesday 28 - Friday 30 October
Birmingham Guild: Decolonisation In Practice Conference


Thursday 29 October, 12pm
Black History Month: From Surviving to Thriving (Career Resilience)
This session is directed at those who already in a career, but it is never too early to learn about career development



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NUS Article on Black History Month








Visit: Black Lives Matter Website


Read: How To Be An Antiracist


Read: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race


Read: The New Jim Crow


Watch on Netflix: Dear White People

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