Black History Month 2019 at LSBU

Black History Month 2019 at LSBU

London Southbank University (LSBU) have several events coming up for Black History Month 2019 

Black History Month 2019 at LSBU - Celebration Day  - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:30

EquiNet, the network for BME staff at LSBU proudly presents a one-day Black History Month event to inspire and empower through poetry, the creativity of artists, activists and musicians featuring clothing, crafts and skincare, Afghan jewellery by Khateda Omar and 'skincare by Quanace'. Join us to celebrate Black History Month for the day and help us to create awareness about the contribution of Black and Minority Ethnic communities to the rich and diverse culture of British society. The launch event marks the first of many events taking place at LSBU throughout the year organised by EquiNet. Find out more

Provisional programme:

  • 12.30pm - Registration
  • 1pm - Welcome by Marcelle Moncrieffe-Johnson, Executive Director of People and Organisation, LSBU
  • 1.15 pm - Poets’ Corner with Poetic Unity
  • Join us to listen to Ragz-CV, founder of Poetic Unity, an award-winning lyricist who works with young people developing their creativity and performance skills and is committed to helping the next generation achieve their highest potential. With two of his co-members, Ragz-CV will take us on a thought-provoking lyrical journey exploring life from the outside within.
  • 2pm - Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry
  • Dr Hammond Perry will speak on the subject of Black British history and her role as the Director of the Stephen Lawrence Centre. Dr Perry has published widely on Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history, and recognition and social justice throughout the African Diaspora.
  • 3pm - Daniella Blechner
  • Daniella will be speaking about the Power of Telling Our Story and changing the face of publishing. As the Founder of Conscious Dreams Publishing and Book Journey Mentor, Daniella’s mission is to demystify the publishing process and help authors publish books that educate, inspire and empower.
  • 3.45pm - Event summary by Professor Craig Barker, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and sponsor of EquiNet
  • 4pm - Celebratory reception and networking with tea, coffee and cakes
  • 5pm - Close

Other Black History Month events at LSBU...

Artist in Residence for Black History Month - Jez Jacobs aka DJ Jez

This year sees the return of Jez Jacobs who will be exhibiting his paintings on the Mezzanine of the Keyworth Centre. Jez Jacobs is a multi-talented artist and DJ whose wall sculptures were featured in the London Road concourse when he was Black History Month’s artist in residence in 2017 and 2018. His first residency in 1994, was at the Wilfredo Lam Galleria in Havana. Jez has exhibited at Brixton Bugle & Blog Summer Art Show at Brixton Library during July and August this year:

  • Date: Exhibition open from 16 - 31 October 2019
  • Times: 11am - 4pm
  • Location: Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre

Stephen Bourne presents Black Poppies - 2nd Edition

Later in the month, we will be welcoming back LSBU Honorary Fellow Stephen Bourne as he launches the second edition of his best selling book Black Poppies. Stephen's illustrated talks provide an in-depth and touching insight into the lives, stories and contributions of individuals whose stories have often remain untold. This new edition will features a host of new empowering stories about black servicemen and women in the First World War:

  • Date: Wednesday 23 October
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre
  • Register here 

An Evening with Gary Younge

We are pleased to welcome back Gary Younge who will be speaking on recent political issues and events. Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for The Guardian newspaper and has made several radio and television documentaries on a range of subjects. He was awarded an honorary degree by LSBU and is currently a Visiting Professor of Politics. Gary is the author of several books including The Speech: the Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream and Another Day in the Death of America:

  • Date: November 2019 - Specific date TBC
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre
  • Registration: TBC

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