Black History Month 2013
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*Thursday 3rd October* – Black History Month launch: Focus on Nigeria – Arts Building Lecture room 5; 6pm
*Saturday 5th October* – Hip-Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live, featuring Bashy and Akala (Trip with UoB Hip Hop Society) –
The Drum, Aston (will be taking taxis down from the Guild);
6pm (outside Guild, 7:30pm show start).
*Tuesday 8th October* – Political prisoners campaign fundraising – Bakesale stall – Outside Spar in the Guild; 12-4pm
*Friday 11th October* – Black Power mixtape film screening + Q&A (with NUS Black Students’ Campaign Midlands) – Arts 201; 6pm
*Tuesday 15th October* – Black Panthers in Conversation: Mass Imprisonment, Racism and International Solidarity talk/Q&A with Lorenzo and Jonina Ervin – Arts LR5; 6pm
*Tuesday 22nd October* – Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Disability (with Birmingham Women’s, LGBTQ and Disabled and Mental Health Associations) – Guild Council Chambers; 5pm
*Thursday 24th October* – Still Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack: Race and the British State
– Arts LR5; 6pm
*Tuesday 29th October* – West Midlands Pan-African Students’ Union meeting – Arts LR5, 6pm
*Friday 1st November* – BEMA performance showcase – St Francis Hall, Worship room; 8pm
*** Past events ***
Love Talent: Hate Racism
Thursday 28th February – The Underground, Guild of Students – 7pm to 10pm
Cultural Exchange Council
Wednesday 20th February – Guild of Students (postponed indefinitely)
Imperialism Awareness Week
Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th February
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5/2 The Case Against Empire – (4-7pm, Learning Centre UG05): Talk by Professor Kehinde Andrews and screening of The Battle of Algiers
6/2 The Scars of Empire – (6-9pm, Arts Main LT): Panel on legacy of empire in Palestine and Kashmir. Featuring speakers from the World Kashmir Freedom Movement, Al-Shabaka Palestinian policy Network and Islamic Human Rights Commission.
In collaboration with Students for Justice in Palestine and Kashmir Awareness society.
8/2 The New Empire – (Arts LR5, 4pm – 7pm): Talk/Q&A with journalist Assed Baig on the modern forms and manifestations of [neo]imperialism.
Alternative Refreshers Week (2013)
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*Monday 7th January 5-8pm – Games Night; Mandela Room (tbc)
*Wednesday 9th January 5:30pm – Bowling; Bowlplex Five Ways
(Committee members will be at Five Ways station from 5:20pm, and make their way to the venue at 5:30)
*Friday 11th January 5pm-9pm – Bollywood Film Night: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; Guild Council Chambers
*Saturday 12th January 5:40pm – Laser Quest; Laser Station Star City, Aston
(Committee members will be at the Guild building from 5:00pm, and then will split taxis to Star City)
Bollywood Film Screenings
Friday 30th November 2012 – 6pm to 10pm – Mandela Room, Guild of Students
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Protest to oppose redundancy of Dr José Nafafé
Monday 19th November – 3pm – Clocktower, Chancellor’s Court
The Great Debate @ University of Birmingham
Thursday 15th November 2012 – 6pm to 8.30pm – Arts Building, Lecture Room 7
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Black History Month 2012
Monday 1st October 2012 – Grand Opening Event – Guild Council Chambers – 6pm to 10pm
Tuesday 9th October 2012 – Chanting Down Babylon: Black Radicalism in Britain by Kehinde Andrews – Guild Council Chambers – 8pm to 10pm
Tuesday 16th October 2012 – *Focus on Jamaica* Life and Debt: Film Screening and Talk by Cecil Gutzmore – Lecture Room 7, Arts Building – 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 18th October 2012 – BEMA goes to ‘Intro to Black Feminism’ presented by UoB Women’s Association – Lecture Room 4, Arts Building – 6pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Back to Africa: Is Marcus Garvey’s ideology still relevant today? (BME safe-space event) – Main Lecture Theatre, Arts Building – 6pm to 8.30pm.
Thursday 25th October 2012 – BEMA goes to ‘Racism is a Queer Issue’ presented by UoB LGBTQ Association – Lecture Room 4, Arts Building – 6pm to 7.30pm
Saturday 27th October 2012 – BEMA & Hip Hop Society go to Immortal Technique gig – The Drum, Aston, Birmingham – 8pm
Sunday 16th September 2012 – Wellbeing Fair
Thursday 20th September 2012 – Freshers’ Fair
Friday 21st September 2012 – Freshers’ Fair
BEMA’s Alternative Freshers Week
Monday 17th September 2012 – Games Night – Mandela Room, Guild of Students – 5pm
Tuesday 18th September 2012 – Bowling – Bowlplex, Broadway Plaza – 6pm
Thursday 20th September 2012 – Shisha Night – Exhale, Digbeth – 8pm
Saturday 22nd September 2012 – Buffet Dinner – Jimmy Spices – 6pm
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Thursday 27th September 2012 – Amos Room (6pm-7pm)