BEMA’s Black History Month series of events begins this Thursday the 3rd of October with a launch focusing on Nigeria, which celebrates its independence this week.
Includes poetry, music, speakers, film and stalls with traditional clothes for sale.
For a full listing of our events see below.
All welcome, and all free (excluding the external Hip Hop Shakespeare trip).
So bring your people, and we’ll see you there.
Check the Facebook event which will be updated with further details.
Full Black History Month listing:
*Thursday 3rd October* – Black History Month launch: Focus on Nigeria – Arts Building Lecture room 5; 6pm
[R16 on campus map]
*Saturday 5th October* – Hip-Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live, featuring Bashy and Akala (Trip with UoB Hip Hop Society) –
The Drum, Aston B6 4UU (will be taking taxis down from the Guild of Students);
6pm (outside Guild, 7:30pm show start).
*Tuesday 8th October* – Political prisoners campaign fundraising – Bakesale stall – Outside Spar in the Guild; 12-4pm [O1]
*Friday 11th October* – Black Power mixtape film screening + Q&A (with NUS Black Students’ Campaign Midlands) – Arts 201; 6pm [R16]
*Tuesday 15th October* – Black Panthers in Conversation: Mass Imprisonment, Racism and International Solidarity talk/Q&A with Lorenzo and Jonina Ervin – Arts LR5; 6pm [R16]
*Tuesday 22nd October* – Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Disability (with Birmingham Women’s, LGBTQ and Disabled and Mental Health Associations) – Guild Council Chambers; 6pm [O1]
*Thursday 24th October* – BME communities and the British State: A panel discussion
– Arts LR5; 6pm [R16]
*Tuesday 29th October* – West Midlands Pan-African Students’ Union meeting – Nuffield building, 6pm [R9]
*Friday 1st November* – BEMA performance showcase – St Francis Hall, Worship room; 8pm [O2]