Black History Month at Kent

Heidi Pullig

The University is celebrating Black History Month this October. This year’s national theme is ‘Time for Change: Action, Not Words’.

Black History Month is an opportunity for Kent as an organisation to celebrate and recognise the myriad of ways in which Black people have contributed to the arts, science, culture, history and technology of Britain and the wider world.

It allows us to shine a spotlight on those achievements, and also provides a platform for staff and students to discuss and reflect on their own experiences. Activities at the University are organised by a team of people that include the BAME Staff and Student Networks and representatives.   

The events to look out for include art exhibitions, a book club, online theatre screenings, an open mic night, a coffee morning, 10,000 Black Interns project, Inspirational Speaker Ezechi Britton MBE, film screenings, a Black Owned Business Market and lots of online resources to deepen personal learning. 

Further information on Black History Month is available on our Student Guide and details of the events can be found here.