Black History Month 2022

Black History Month 2022 at DMU features a richly diverse calendar of events celebrating the heritage, history, arts, culture and accomplishments of African, Caribbean and South Asian diasporas in the UK.

Running throughout October, this year's vibrant programme consists of a range of in-person events and activities taking place across campus and Leicester city centre, as well as online and hybrid events including performances, lectures, and interactive sessions.


Sherilyn Pereira, co-chair of the Race Equality Network said: "It's Black History Month, a reminder that without Black History there would be no history. That said, DMU Black History Month 2022 promises to be a stimulating, real-life documentation of the accomplishments of Black and Asian people and the ways that their rich cultures and histories permeate every aspect of British society.

"We're excited to be celebrating the month of events with everyone across the entire university and city of Leicester. We've designed our activities so that everyone – staff, students and our communities - can find something enriching and inspiring to encourage understanding and help to overcome everyday racism. Let's enjoy the learning and celebrate the month together, but not forgetting the work we still need to do the entire year to eradicate social injustice and uplift those who are often excluded."

Our dedicated Black History Month microsite  contains a full run-down of what's on, information about themed films, TV shows and books. You can also check out our DMU Events calendar for details of how to book onto or access events. Both will continue to be updated throughout the season.

There will be a display of books on the ground floor of the Kimberlin Library celebrating Black History Month throughout October. The featured books are from a list of recommended reading from the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. All books in the display will be available to be borrowed by DMU students and staff.

View the full timetable of events below:

DMU and DSU Placard and Protest Craft Workshop

Tuesday 4 October, 12-2pm, in the Atrium, located in the Campus Centre (DSU)

Race, Society and Mental Health

Wednesday 5 October, 12-1pm, online event

'African and Caribbean People in Britain': The Launch

Thursday 6 October, 5.30 – 7pm, De Montfort University (venue tbc)

Black Young Professionals Networking Event

Tuesday 11 October, 6-8pm, in the Atrium, located in the Campus Centre (DSU)

Colour and Chat

Wednesday 12 October, 11am-1pm, DSU

Carry Come Bring

Saturday 15 October, 1-7pm, African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester, LE2 0UA

Decolonising Disability Services

Monday 17 October, 5-6pm, online event

Ankara Colouring

Wednesday 19 October, 11am-1pm, DSU

Rhymes & Vibes

Thursday 20 October, 6-7.30 pm, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RE

Decolonising music: The future

Tuesday 25 October, 12.30 – 1.30pm, DMU (hybrid)

Black in Business Marketing

Tuesday 25 October, 6-7pm, online event

Black History Month Open Mic Night

Thursday 27 October, 6-8pm, in the Atrium, Located in the Campus Centre Building (DSU)

The Global Politics of Black Lives: International Film Festival

24-25 November, time tbc, location DMU (room tbc)

Posted on Thursday 22nd September 2022

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