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Black History Season 2019


DMU's Black History Season will present a month-long series of events that will look at issues facing the black community today and celebrate the heritage, history, arts, culture and accomplishments of people across the African, Caribbean and Asian diasporas.

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Highlights include:

DMU Black History Season Launch – Tuesday 1 October, Campus Centre Atrium, 11am

Join us at the Campus Centre for this year’s launch, where you can collect your FREE Black History Season t-shirt and learn more about the exciting events taking place throughout October. You don’t need to book a place for this one, you can just turn up.

Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Exhibition – from Monday 1 October to Thursday 31 October, Vijay Patel building Atrium

An exhibition exploring over a century of black British history with key images from each decade from the 1910’s to the 2010’s.

Racism and Inclusion in Sport: John Barnes – Tuesday 8 October, The Venue@DMU, 5.30-7pm

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with John Barnes MBE who is an outspoken advocate for greater inclusion in sport.

550th Anniversary Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji – Tuesday 8 October – Friday 11 October, Trinity Chapel

In collaboration with The Sikh Welfare and Cultural Society Leicestershire and the Consul General of India, DMU is hosting an exhibition to showcase a series of panels depicting the core values and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Afrobeats Dance Class – Thursday 10 October and Wednesday 23 October, Campus Centre Function Room 1, 5.30-6.30pm

This T’anda dance class will be vibrant, lively and sure to give you a good workout while having lots of fun moving to the amazing sound of modern Afrobeats. All abilities and genders welcome.

Overcoming Adversity in Sport – Thursday 17 October, The Venue@DMU, 1-3.30pm

The panel will include DMUsport coaches and representatives from Leicester City, Leicester Tigers, Leicester Riders and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Stephen Lawrence Research Centre Distinguished Lecture Series: Why Black History Matters Now – Thursday 31 October, The Venue@DMU, 6-7pm

This talk, led by Professor Hakim Adi, will explore why history is an unpopular subject among African and Caribbean students.

All events are bookable through the DMU events calendar

Black history is part of British history and belongs to all of us. The events that make up DMU's Black History Season have been created so that everyone, whatever their background, can take part and enjoy the occasion.

Black History Season at DMU runs from Thursday 26 September to Thursday 31 October.

The full brochure and more information on all of the events can be found here.

Posted on Friday 27th September 2019

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