Tag Archives: Black History Month

BEMA Black History Month – Struggles of the Black community film screenings: Mangrove 9 & Injustice 7/10/2014


Struggles of the Black community film screenings: Mangrove 9 & Injustice

Tuesday 7th October – 6pm – Arts Building room 201

BEMA Black History Month 2014 continues with a double screening of films that illustrate the struggles and resistance of the Black community in the UK, against racism and police brutality.
The films cover both past (Mangrove 9) and present-day (Injustice) incidents and struggles, and the screenings will be followed by a discussion on what has changed, what hasn’t, and what we as BME people in the UK should be doing now in defence of our communities.

All welcome.

Mangrove 9 (1973): Read the rest of this entry

Black History Month launch: Is one month enough? 2/10/14


Black History Month launch: Is one month enough?

Thursday 2nd October – 6pm – Nuffield building

In BEMA’s Black History Month 2014 launch event we address the question of whether a month in the year can ever really be enough to cover the diverse Black histories that formed the world today.

Featuring renowned photographer Vanley Burke, who has been documenting Birmingham’s African-Caribbean community for decades through his photography, presenting his work.
Also featuring Mo’Rhymes the Poet performing spoken word.

(With free food too)

Attendance is free and all are welcome – students and members of the community,
and look out for the rest of our Black History Month events:
BEMA Black History Month 2014

BHM launch cover photo


BEMA Black History Month 2014


BEMA Black History Month
October 2014

BEMA launch our Black History Month 2014 series of events to celebrate the contributions of communities of the Global South throughout history, and to highlight the unspoken legacies of resistance of Black & Ethnic Minority people in the UK and worldwide.

All events are free and open to students and the community.
(All events begin at 6pm unless stated otherwise)

BHM launch cover photo III

2nd – BEMA Black History Month launch: Is one month enough?
Nuffield building*

7th – BEMA BHM – Struggles of the Black community film screenings: Mangrove 9 & Injustice
Arts building** Room 201

9th – Radicalism and resistance in Britain, through the ages panel
Arts Lecture Room 6

14th – Film screening: Hip Hop: The New World Order
Arts Room 201

16th – Decolonising the Mind book series launch: Reparations and Resistance
Arts Room 201

20th – Black music and resistance panel
Arts Lecture Room 7

21st – Congo week panel: The Lost Voices
with ADF University of Birmingham African Development Forum
Arts Lecture Room 7

23rd – Congo week workshop
Nuffield G17
(6:30pm start)

24th – West Midlands Pan African Students’ Union meeting
Arts Lecture Room 7

28th – Women of Colour group film screening
Nuffield G13
EDIT: Postponed, new date tbc

29th – The Great Debate
with Birmingham ACS
Nuffield G17

30th – Women of Colour group panel
Arts 201

(Details on venues and speakers will be updated throughout the month)
*R9 on the campus map, near the Guild of Students building
**R16 on the campus map, next to the Main Library



Black History Month closes with Performance Night, 1/11


BEMA’s Black History Month 2013 comes to a close with a performance showcase this Friday, 1st November.

The free event features spoken word, singing, music and more, with BEMA members from across Birmingham.
If you want to get involved in performing there’s still time – please contact us at bema@guild.bham.ac.uk asap.
Friday 1st November – 8pm – Worship room, St Francis Hall (next to Guild building)

Hope to see you all on Friday



BEMA’s Black History Month begins Thursday 3rd October


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.

Read the rest of this entry