BHM week 4: Intersectionality & Still Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack

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This week BEMA will be holding 2 Black History Month events:
Tuesday – Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Disability
Thursday – Still Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack: Race and the British state

1) Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Disability
Tuesday 22nd – 5pm – Guild Council Chambers

In collaboration with the Women’s Association, LGBTQ Association and DAMSA (Disability and Mental Health Students’ Association) we present a series of talks and discussion looking at the way Racism and other oppressions in society interact and overlap.

Topics include the White Beauty myth, misrepresentation of Muslim women in Western media, the forgotten BME participants of the Stonewall riots, the Criminalisation of Mental Illness in BME individuals as well sections on Class and Religion.

2) Still Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack: Race and the British state
Thursday 24th – 6pm – Arts Lecture Room 5

Twenty years after Stephen Lawrence’s murder and the failures that followed in its police investigation, we look at the ways that the British state has(n’t) changed in its treatment of, and response to, BME communities.

With a diverse panel of speakers we’ll look at how the Police, Higher Education, Mental Health and Immigration services all operate to keep BME communities repressed in Britain, and the different forms that institutional racism has taken over the years.

Will also feature a screening of the short film ‘Absent from the Academy’, highlighting the lack of Black academics in Higher Education, and the experiences of those working in it.There will also be free Caribbean food!
See you there,
BEMA
Intersectionality poster

 

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