About Black History Month
October is Black History Month and our chance to reflect on the past and celebrate a number of vibrant and compelling cultures. Around the university you will notice displays about Black History Month, kindly supplied by The Fish Factory in Penryn as well as stories from our very own students through the platform of the Voices project. There are a number of events being put on by the Students’ Union, both universities and The African and Caribbean Society (ACS) so make sure you keep checking back here to find out what’s going on.
2 October, 14:00 - 15:30, Exchange Lecture Theatre
Louisa Adjoa Parker hosts a talk, Q&A and workshop exploring local and regional Black histories as part of Black History Month.
9 October, 14:00 - 15:30, Peter Lanyon, Seminar 8
Community Development Worker Dean Harvey presents a talk on race and experiences of mental health and wellbeing, to coincide with Black History Month and World Mental Health Day.
10 October, 17:00, Lamorva, Woodlane Campus
11 October, 22:00 - 2:20, Bahama Mama's, Falmouth
14 October, 6pm-8pm EXCH Green
15 October, 7pm-9pm, Upper Stannary
18 October, 18:00 - late, Upper Stannary
Live music event.
19 October, 17:00 - 20:00, Old Chapel Lecture Theatre
21 October, 18:00 - 20:00, Peter Lanyon, Seminar 2
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
21 October, 19:30 - 22:00
25 October, 16:30 - 19:00, DM Lecture B
30 October, 19:30, Amata
Beyond Face is a performance company based in Plymouth whose aim is raise the profile and visibility of people of colour working in the arts.
"This is a show about stories: the ones that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear. Who decides on the selection of stories we are told and are we really listening anyway?"
24 - 28 October, Fish Factory
If you would like to find out more about Black History Month and the events we have planned, please contact your Welfare and Inclusivity President Allie Guy or ACS.