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Black History Month 2018

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Prepare yourself for the 2018 Black History Month celebrations - they're set to be the most exciting to date! 

For this years Black History Month Instead of just hosting one full day of events we are hosting exciting events throughout the month in celebration of BHM! Each event was created with you at the forefront. Read through the list below to see what's on and how to join in on the fun! 


Fashion Show - 4th October 7pm - 12am

Join BME Rep Blessing Raimi and the African Society to express your culture through fashion. Everyone and anyone can join in to celebrate your country's or culture's traditional dress. 


Black Students Forum (Cambridge) - 17th October 1pm - 3pm

Blessing Raimi, BME Rep, is hosting a forum where you can talk about any problems or praises about ARU. Come alone and give your feedback, get involved, and make a difference to the lives of the black student community. 


Black History Month Film Screening (Chelmsford) - 18th October 6pm - 10pm

As part of our celebrations of both British and global black history, we are showing Belle and Hidden Figures at our Thursday Night Flicks! Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, raised by Lord Mansfeld. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.


Black Students Forum (Chelmsford) - 22nd October 2pm - 4pm 

It's black history month! Our Vice President for London, Oluwadamilare Ojewande, is hosting a forum for you to talk about any problems or praises you have for the university. Give your feedback, get involved and make a difference to other black students here at ARU. 


Closing Event Panel "Cultural Appropriation: What Is It and Does It Exist?" - 29th October 5pm - 7pm

Celebrate the end of Black History Month with a group of guest speakers talking on the topic, starting to unpack this hot-topic issue. 



What happened last year?


Last year's Black History Month celebrations were a real success! We had a night of spoken word poetry empowering BME males, a Women's Empowerment talk with Shakira Martin, a screening of Get Out across Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses, and a closing celebration evening to round off the month. We have worked closer with our BME Rep in order to bring you more events! 


Enjoy the celebrations!


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