It’s Black History Month!

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That’s right, it’s Black History Month! A time to celebrate the achievements of our Black colleagues and friends, and to reflect on the fight for racial justice and equality. This month, we will be hosting a range of events focused on bringing our community together, celebrating black culture and the achievements of the black community. We’ll also be taking a step back in time to reflect on the fight for racial justice and equality, with a focus on the Windrush generation. This is a time for ACTION, NOT WORDS.

Black History Month Event Highlights:

Some of the events we are looking forward to – you can view the full schedule on our Black History Month webpage on Essentials.
Movie Night Screening ‘42’ (Friday 7th October, RUSU Mondial, 5pm)
42 is an amazing retelling of the life of NBL legend Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to join the Major League. Ft. Chadwich Boseman.

There will be snacks!

Performance and Q&A session from Scratchylus (Friday 14th October, RUSU 3sixty, 6pm – 8pm)
Scratchylus is a International Award-Winning Reggae Artist who wants to share his ‘Reset The Mindset’ Revisited Album, that has a lot of educational and inspiration messages around the challenges faced by the Black Community.

The aim of this is to raise awareness and provoke debate, so we can create an environment where we can begin to heal misunderstandings, perceptions, stereotypes, ignorance and fear.

Black Students Focused Network (Tuesday 18th October, RUSU Boardroom, 5.30pm – 6.30pm)
Black Students Networking event, led by the Black Students’ Part-Time Officer of RUSU. Followed by optional movie night.

Movie Night Screening – Selma (Tuesday 18th October, RUSU 3sixty, 6.30pm – 9.30pm)
One of the quintessential figures in Black history, Selma paints a picture of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a series of voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

There will be snacks!

We look forward to seeing you at our Black History Months events, visit our Black History Month webpage on Essentials for the full line up of events! Please join us in celebrating and uplifting our Black colleagues and friends.

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