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Join events on race equality during Black History Month

Black History Month is a time each year for University of Sussex students, staff and the wider Brighton community to reflect, learn and celebrate together.

The University's flagship event for Black History Month 2020 will feature a discussion between prominent national and international speakers on the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer and what we can do within the University.

The online event on Wednesday 28 October will feature:

  • the climate activist from Green New Deal UK, Zamzam Ibrahim
  • Magid Magid, former MEP
  • former Black Students’ Officer at the National Union of Students, Fope Olaleye
  • and decolonising education activist, Hamsavani Rajeswaren

The speakers will draw connections from the climate crisis to migration policy to the Covid-19 pandemic and reiterate the need to pause and reflect on what we can do within the University and in the local community.

See further information, including a link to the event on Zoom.

Another discussion taking place on Wednesday aims to increase the visibility of role models for Black students; Race Equity Advocate and third-year Pharmacy student Deborah Nyaberi will host a panel of four scientists, in an online careers event showcasing a variety of careers available after studying Life Sciences subjects.

The Students’ Union is marking Black History Month throughout October and beyond with a variety of virtual events, exhibitions, talks and more. Check the SU’s Black History Month listings for details. You can also view and add to this collaborative page of recommendations and resources from Sussex students.

The University of Sussex Business School has also been running a number of events throughout October. See more details about these events.

Most Black History Month sessions at Sussex are being held online and all are open to students and staff across the University.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex and Students' Union
Last updated: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

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