Black History Month 2019 – Highlights

We are celebrating Black History Month 2019 with a series of talks and exhibitions.

The free events are open to all and reflect our theme for Black History Month 2019: Commemorating the history and cultural heritage of our African and Caribbean communities.

Commemorating Black History Month forms part of our wider work on tackling racism and embedding race equality across the University. Through our programme of activities, we hope to contribute to raising awareness and to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at Durham.

Public Events

A range of events have been planned, highlights include:

We Need to Talk About Windrush, run in partnership with the Durham Miners Association. Professor David Olusoga OBE will deliver a talk on the Windrush Scandal 2018, and its context within Black British History.

What does a scientist look like? Dr Faith Uwadiae will discuss her experiences as a black female immunologist as well as her research on malaria. The event takes place in the Teaching and Learning Centre (Room 101), at 6pm on Tuesday 29 October. No booking required.

Student Art Prize, launch event. Students are invited to get creative and submit an artwork under the theme of Diversity. The event takes place at The Oriental Museum at 6pm on Friday 25 October.

These events have been made possible with support from our colleagues from Ustinov College, Library and Culture and the University’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network.

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