Black History Month is all about refreshing the memories of the persecution and pain people with African and Caribbean descent have, and continue to experience. There are five key events taking place during Black History Month at Strathclyde this year.
‘Our(In)visible Strength Exhibition’ celebrates contributions of photos from African and Caribbean communities. The exhibition opened on 1 October and will run until the 31st.
‘Let’s talk about race’ is a workshop which promotes an open and free conversation about current circumstances ensuring that the discussion is productive and accessible to all. The workshop is on 4 October from 4:30pm to 7pm, tickets are free and can be booked online.
On Wednesday 17 October at 6pm at The Lounge in the Union there will be a screening of ‘Hidden Figures’. A movie about three African-American female mathematicians who worked as part of NASA at the start of the United States’ space program. Entry is free however there is a limited number of places, free tickets need to be booked in advance.
DJ Kwaku will be hosting ‘Shake it while you can!’ in the Barony Bar at the Union from 9pm until 3am on Saturday 20 October. Kwaku will be playing Afro beats and there will also be free party snacks. Tickets are £5 for students and £7 for guests.
A workshop called ‘And, where am I?’ runs between 4:30pm and 7pm on Friday 26 October. This event is all about learning about enthusing you to research your background as well as your ancestors’.
All tickets can be purchased on the Strathclyde Union website. If anyone is interested in hosting an event then email both email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Thomas Dyer