Welcome to Black History Month 2020.
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the history and achievements of Black people, and to learn more about culture and heritage.
2020 has seen the Black Lives Matter movement become more prevalent than ever as instances of racial discrimination, harassment and violence continue. Education is a key part of the fight, and Black History Month will provide plenty of opportunity for that.
This year we’re working closely with the African and Caribbean Society to bring you a series of events throughout October, which you can check out below. We’ll also be celebrating Black students at Exeter throughout the month on social media and on this webpage, so stay tuned.
Due to coronavirus Black History Month will be taking an online focus, however I’m so excited for the month ahead!
Ruby Jones, Vice President Welfare & Diversity
Black History Month: Celebration, Continuation and the Student Experience
Friday 30 Oct 2020 @ 18:00
Black History Month: Celebration, Continuation and the Student Experience”. Chaired by our wonderful Vice President Education, Penny Dinh, we will be joined by Marion Ojua, Osazee Erese and Ikem Ugo-Ngadi, to discuss Black History Month, how we can continue BHM celebrations all year round, as well as being a Black student at Exeter. Join our livestream on our Facebook page @ExeterGuild at 18:00 - see you there!
Osazee Erese: "Hi I'm Osazee, I’m a second year PPE student from Nigeria living in Milton Keynes!"
Marion Ojua: "Hello I'm Marion! I am a final year law student at Exeter from Nigeria, I live in London, and I am the Welfare Officer for Exeter's BIPOC Society."
Braid With Me - Visit the ACS instagram (@exeteruniacs) for a fun session on how to braid/cornrow hair, plus discussion on the significance of hair in black culture.
Tuesday 6 October, 19:00-20:00 BST
Cook with Me - Want to expand your West African/Caribbean palette? Head to the ACS instagram (@exeteruniacs) for two cooking sessions!
Tuesday 13 October, 19:00-21:00 BST
Modern Racism and Cultural Appropriation in the UK - a collaboration with Rethinking Society for an open discussion on racism in the UK. All are welcome, respect is the only requirement.
Wednesday 14 October, 18:00-19:00 BST
"Why is..." virtual panel discussion, with Exeter/Falmouth ACS.
Friday 16 October 00:00 BST
Trim With Me - Follow along on the ACS instagram account (@exeteruniacs) for a discussion on the history and significance of hair and grooming for black men.
Tuesday 20 October, 19:00-20:00 BST
Join Toluwa on the 26th of October at 2-3pm in this intimate wellbeing seminar, exploring the Topic: ‘Am I Enough?: A discussion on allyship'. This is one not to be missed. Book now: https://www.toluwaoyeleye.com/exeteruniversity