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Black History Month at Queen Mary

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, and there's plenty going at QMUL and elsewhere to mark the occasion. 

10 October 2017

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  • Our Equality and Diversity team are running a series of talks on race equality to which all students and staff are invited.
  • The School of Politics and International Relations are organising a film screening of The Upright Man, an award-winning documentary about former President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara, dubbed 'Africa's Che Guevara', and his revoultionary policies.
  • The Faculty of Science and Engineering has organised a screening of Hidden Figures, the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who served as the brains behind one of the greatest NASA operations in history. 
  • The School of Business Management is looking to include students at the heart of their curriculum design and employability strategy. They are inviting you to a 'long table' open discussion to consider experiences of careers and employability support at QMUL and potential differences in graduate employability between students, particularly those of a black and minority ethnic (BME) background.
  • People's Palace Projects, based at QMUL, is running No Feedbacka theatrical event highlighting the gentle pull of discrimination that tears at the fabric of everyday life.
  • The Students' Union are organising lots of activities, including a movie night, a debate and a dance party. Vice President for Education, Mary Ojo, is leading on the QMSU Black History Month celebrations and learning experiences - check out her profile
  • And you can also get involved with Black History Month celebrations and activities taking place in the local community through Tower Hamlets Council, including self-guided black history walks, book groups, film screenings, arts events and themed workshops. Download the brochure here



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