Union of Kingston Students presents...

 

Black History Month 2020

 

we’re proud to present our program of events, talks and more for Black History Month 2020. all events are free and open to all students and staff of KU.
just register below and we’ll email you with a link to join the event on the day. 

we’ve been hosting Black history month events for many years at the union, and with the events of 2020, it’s more important than ever. we’re covering a range of topics - from the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests in light of the Black Lives Matter events in June - all created to spark discussion, thought, debate and remembrance among KU students.

we’re committed to supporting, helping and empowering Black students alongside educating non-Black students too.

we hope our month of events contributes to our ongoing efforts in a positive way.

 

line up

 

Student Opportunities Festival

 

TBA

TBA

TBA

with over 100 societies, sports teams, communities plus personal development workshops and our student council, we know there's an opportunity at KU for you. come along to the student opportunities festival to find out more about our groups, how to join, what's coming up for the next semester and more.

Black Lives Matter: A Talk by Samuel Massiah

 

Tuesday 29th September at 2:30pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

join Samuel Massiah, the Chief Information Officer at St. Mary's as he outlines how culture and heritage is more relatable to other races than first perceived whilst also highlighting the prejudice and racism that black people face in their day to day lives. 

UKS's Black History Month Meet & Greet

 

Thursday 1st October at 6:00pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

a welcome event, to discuss what is BHM and the importance of BHM. 
come and enjoy ice breakers a virtual meet & greet, and a Kahoot it quiz on BHM and black history! 

Mental Health in the BAME Demographic

 

Free! (Sign up required)

 

Join Deej Malik-Johnson, a Manchester-based organiser, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Manchester and an activist for the decolonisation of education and mental health services, as he discusses and highlights Mental Health within the BAME community.

Movie night #1:
Queen and slim 

 

Friday 9th October at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

amazon prime video watch party

free! (Sign up required)

grab some popcorn, a blanket and your laptop and settle in for a virtual night at the movies, with the screening of the popular Queen and slim movie on amazon prime video watch party.

Kingston ISOC Presents: Black Muslim History - The Forgotten Heroes  

 

Thursday 15th October at 6:00pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

a talk by the FOSIS Student Affairs VP Ayo Olatunji and Spoken words by the award-winning poet and filmmaker Boonaa Mohammed as they touch upon the topic of Black Muslim History and The Forgotten Heroes.

Movie night #2
Fruitvale Station 

 

Monday 19th October 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Netflix watch party

Free! (Sign up required)

grab some popcorn, a blanket and your laptop and settle in for a virtual night at the movies, with the screening of the popular Fruitvale Station on Netflix watch party.

 

Covid-19 vs BLM: with ‘Adam Elliot Cooper’

 

Wednesday 21st October 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

A talk by Adam Elliot Cooper, on: “The policing of the BLM protests and how the policing of the Covid-19 lockdown positively/negatively affected the protests? 

Adam Elliott-Cooper received his PhD from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. Adam is currently a research associate in sociology at the University of Greenwich and he sits on the board of the Monitoring Group, an anti-racist organisation challenging state racisms and racial violence.

Question Time – Does Kingston University really take Racism seriously?

 

Thursday 22nd October 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

join your Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier, Head of Access, Participation and Inclusion, Jenni Woods and Kingston Race and Equalities Council Chief Executive John Azah as we ask them about KU's actions in tackling racism and inequality, and how the University will continue to work to address disadvantage and prejudice in all its forms.

 

 

 

 

Movie night #3 If Beale Street Could Talk

 

Friday 30th October 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Netflix watch party

Free! (Sign up required)

grab some popcorn, a blanket and your laptop and settle in for a virtual night at the movies, with the screening of the popular If Beale street could talk on Netflix watch party.

 

Why are BAME communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19? 

 

Friday 23rd October 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom

Free! (Sign up required)

join Postdoctoral Research Fellow Lailah Alidu and Psychology Professor Dr Tushna Vandrevala as they discuss their findings into the link between ethnicity and Covid-19.

 

if you have any questions or wanna do an event as part of Black History Month, pop an email to campaigns@kingston.ac.uk