University of Birmingham’s

Black History Month Programme

2nd October

13.00-15.00

Venue: The Great Hall

University of Birmingham

Launch of Black History Month Programme

Join us for the launch of the University’s Black History Month Programme. Meet some of the event organisers, network and listen to Black Voices – Birmingham’s foremost international acapella group - performance at 13.15.

For further details , email: bamestaff@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 2-31st October

10.00-16.00

Barber Institute of Fine Art

University of Birmingham

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor exhibition

Find out about the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a British composer of dual heritage born in London in 1875. His father, a doctor was from Sierra Leone and his mother, was white English. Coleridge-Taylor’s most famous composition was his cantata “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast”. In this exhibition, displays of books, articles and music scores will be available to view.

3rd October

9.15-16.45

Niskham Civic Association

6  Soho Road

Handsworth

Birmingham

B21 9BH

0121 415 8362

21st Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference

The conference is the showcase for new developments in research and practice on diversity and enterprise and will include the following sessions:

•                    Setting an agenda for minority enterprise research and practice

•                    Building an inclusive business support system

•                    Rethinking refugees: the role of entrepreneurship

•                    Valuing enterprise in diverse communities

 

The conference is attended by academics, practitioners and policy makers all with an interest in and commitment to making diversity everyone’s business.

 Please book online http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/research/creme/index.aspx

 3rd October

18.00-22.00

Zen Metro

Pad Thai Restaurant

73 Cornwall St, Birmingham B3 2DF

0121 415 8362

21st Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference Gala Dinner

Join us at the fabulous Zen Metro a Pad Thai restaurant in Birmingham's City Centre for an evening to celebrate entrepreneurial success and 21 years of CREME's mission to make diversity everyone's business. A unique opportunity to enjoy good food and be part of the celebration of the entrepreneurial success of ethnic minorities in the company of a truly diverse group of people, including key figures from the fields of banking, business, policy making and the University of Birmingham. 

Please book online: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/research/creme/index.aspx

 

4th October

12.00-13.00

Centre for Research in Race and Education

School of Education

University of Birmingham

0121 414 5839

The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions and Meritocracy at Elite Universities

How do students at elite universities make sense of the admissions process, given the loud public critiques they hear? The Diversity Bargain draws on interviews with students at top American and British universities—Harvard, Brown, and Oxford—to reveal just how winners of supposedly meritocratic systems make sense of those systems. Keynote speaker, Natasha  Warikoo, from Harvard University illuminates how students think about race, showing that students’ conceptions of race are deeply tied to their beliefs about fairness in admissions.  Please register at: cree@contacts.bham.ac.uk

4th October

19.00-21:00

Murray Learning Centre UG06

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Art Identity and Activism

 

This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event. This is a panel discussion will focus on the works of Black British artists, including Neil Kenlock, Kirsty Latoya, and Jojo Sonubi and Tania Nwachukwu of Black In The Day. Topics covered will include the representation of Black British art, and how it intersects with the Black British experience overall.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

 

5th October

17.30-20.00

Venue: Arts Building

LR1

University of Birmingham

0121 414 4202

Moonlight” (2016) Film. Directed by Barry Jenkins

Stories of LGBT people of colour have been largely ignored in film or at least relegated to the sidelines. But writer/director Barry Jenkins’ astonishing film “Moonlight” (2016), is both proudly black and refreshingly queer. It’s a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity. Told in three periods, the film chronicles childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in America” (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian, September 2016). For further information and tickets click here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moonlight-tickets-37908253607

 

5th October

19.00-21:00

Arts LR6

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Is the Black British Experience London centric?

This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event. This event will be a discussion with topics to do with the Black British identity. These topics will span from how the Black British identity is London-centric and grime to racism and microaggressions.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

 

9th October

10.00-15.00

Lapworth Museum

University of Birmingham

‘Embodying Geographies: research intensive diversity work’  - Symposium

What is feminist glaciology? How does public policy work from the nano to body scale, from the local to the global? Who might be socially or physically excluded from fieldwork? How might cities be homophobic? Why are storms often female? Can you ‘touch’ science? Are forests racist?

At first glance, these are some very strange questions. But by considering the thinking behind them – how people, places and knowledge are embodied – we can better understand why diversity in science matters, and how fairness and equality can be promoted through the academic workplace.

Booking is essential:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embodied-geographies-symposium-tickets-36400166879

Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/events/lectures/2017/09Oct-embodiedgeographies.aspx

 

9th October

18.00-20.00

Arts Lecture Room 1

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Hidden Histories

This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event. This will be an educational event with key speakers, Leslie Palmer, organiser of Notting Hill Carnival between 1973 and 1975, and also Winston White, a former soldier, who is also a member of the National Caribbean Monument Charity.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

12th October

13.00-14.00

Venue: tbc

University of Birmingham

0121 415 8138

30 Years of Black History Month in the UK – has it made a difference?

Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of Black History Month in the UK. What have we learnt from the last 30 years and what do we need to do in order to shape and sustain Black History Month in the future?

For further details , email: bamestaff@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

12th October

19.00-20.00

Murray Learning Centre UG09

University of Birmingham

 

#BigBirmsBHM: Blackness and Gender

This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event. This is another discussion event, with the conversation including topics about various issues in the black community, such as the sexualisation of black women and hypermasculinity.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

16th October

Time and venue:

18:00 – 22:00

Murray Learning Centre UG07

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: “Under Your Nose” (2014). Directed by Veronica McKenzie

Almost 30 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim: to open a centre for black lesbians and gay men. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, the rise of Thatcher ism, and HIV, they started their journey...Under Your Nose is a documentary dedication to those trailblazers who working in hostile and often dangerous times, offered hope and a lifeline to many others. Their legacy is still apparent today.

This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

18th October

Time and venue: tbc

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Black Lives Matter – a panel event

This is a joint collaboration  Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA),  African Caribbean Society (ACS) and DAMSA event

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

23rd October

13.15-14.30

Arts Building

University of Birmingham

0121 414 6750

The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts

The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts celebrates the extensive cultural traditions and artistic expression of countries in West Africa. The collection ranges from domestic and ceremonial objects to contemporary African art, with particular strength in Yoruba and Hausa objects. Alongside objects made to be used ceremonially, the collection also includes valuable commissions from individual carvers. Whilst the cultural and geographic origins of the Danford Collection are wide and disparate, common themes across the collection emerge. You will be introduced to some of these themes and have the opportunity to handle some of these objects.

The event will start at 13:15 and the meeting point is the Arts Building reception (R16 on the campus map). Please arrive five minutes before to ensure a prompt start. This tour is part of a wider programme of events, Tours and Talks, for further details please see our Eventbrite homepage.

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-the-danford-collection-of-west-african-art-and-artefacts-tickets-37190353348

 

 

24th October

13.10-13.50

Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

Muirhead Tower

Lower ground floor

University of Birmingham

0121 414 5839

Tour of the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, and Black History Month themed archive/rare book display

Want to find out about a Special Collections archive and rare book department? Find out more on our free guided tour.

•                    See 'behind the scenes' in our conservation studio and strongroom

•                    See the research facilities in our reading room

•                    View some of the archives and rare books we hold relating to Black

                  History

 Tour limited to 12 people. To book a place, please email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk

For further information:        http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/crl

26th October

19.00-22.00

Medical School

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Cultural Showcase

This will be a show, and showcasing the talent across cultures represented in the black student community at UoB. There will be musical performances, a fashion show, and more. This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

28th October

14.00-17.00

Murray Learning Centre UG07

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Black Hair and Beauty

This event will include speakers included Curlture UK. There will be natural hair care advice, headwrapping tutorials, freebies and a live get ready with me. This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS

Date: 21st October

19:00-22:00

Underground at The Guild

University of Birmingham

#BigBirmsBHM: Art Exhibition

This will be a showcase of artwork by artists in UoB and in Birmingham which will be under the topic of My Black Identity. This event will happen in the Underground. Included will be a DJ, and there will be space for spoken word and musical performances. This is a joint Black Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and African Caribbean Society (ACS) event.

 

For further information, please email: bema@guild.bham.ac.uk or afro-carib@guild.bham.ac.uk or tweet us at: @BEMA_Online or @BirminghamACS