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Black History Month: a preview

October is Black History Month in the UK. The aim of this month is to promote black history and culture and has been celebrated throughout the country for over 40 years.

Throughout the month, coming to a close on October 31st, events to emphasise this celebration will take place in all forms throughout the UK including here at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Black History means a lot to many people and a pride for this month will be celebrated by so many people.

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There are plenty of opportunities to do so here at Christ Church, so UNIfied bring you a list of some of the events lined up this Black History Month:

  • Poster exhibition featuring alumni, staff and students.
  • Film screenings
  • C4 Dance Showcase
  • An exhibition and online resource exploring the identity and success of black individuals working within the criminal justice system.
  • Time for a Polite Revolution: public Lecture with Professor Laura Serrant OBE and launch of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Student Network Medway.
  • Black History Month Exhibition and online blog hosted by the Library.
  • Careers and Enterprise are holding a session called ‘On the Sofa with Mary Makinde’ and a session on Unconscious Bias and communication within the workplace.
  • A taste of black history: the food court will be offering a menu celebrating the taste of Black History Month.

To see a full calendar of events with times and dates visit the CCCU website.

Make sure to check out the menu available during the month of October at the food court, with these all being tastes associated with Black History month.

CCCU are also aiming to promote and celebrate Black History and Culture throughout this academic year via an online presence, exhibitions and ongoing events aside from just the month of October.

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