Let’s dedicate some time this year to promoting knowledge and understanding of Black History and culture, so do get involved this October!
For local events and articles, subscribe for free to the Bristol Black History Month 2020 Magazine. Bristol SU have a fantastic range of events running throughout the month. Find their full programme, and book here.
We invite our students and staff to attend the following events in particular:
- Staff and Students at Bristol Dental School are encouraged to attend the local Museum event next Wednesday lunchtime: Black History Month: African Caribbean ancestry for beginners: Improve your understanding of the connections between African, Caribbean & British history in this talk by Paul Crooks from Ancestry Talks. Online on 14 October 2020 at 2pm—3pm.
- Poetry, Performance and Protests: Black History before Colston: Join us for a discussion led by the Afrolit society on the importance and role of literary art in the histories of liberation from Michele Curtis, creator of the iconic Black Bristolians exhibition (now Iconic Black Britons) and Lawrence Hoo, poet and founder of project CARGO. 6pm – 7.30pm, Thursday 15th October.
- Towards a decolonised university panel event: Our panel of speakers will be discussing the importance of critical engagement with the ways in which the knowledge and resources we encounter at university is shaped by the impact of colonial power structures, and how do we create solutions which addresses racism and colonial legacies in our university. 30pm, Thursday 22nd October.
If you do get a chance to attend, let us know what you thought of any of these events in the comments section below!
If you have any ideas or suggestions for how we can celebrate as a School – perhaps attending any of the above online events and then discussing together – or have seen anything interesting you would like to share do get in touch! Contact your UBDSS or your EDI Committee to get involved!