Welcome to Black History Month 2020!
At City Students’ Union, we mark Black History Month by celebrating the diversity in our University and the benefits this brings to students and staff throughout the year.
The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement this year is a reminder to us all that racial injustice is still prevalent in our society and we each need to do what we can to educate ourselves on these issues - what better way to learn more than to take part in some of our events?
We want this year’s Black History Month to act as a launchpad for further, long-term campaigns, such as tackling the Degree Awarding Gap which is visible not only throughout the month, but also throughout the year, and ensuring our mental health and counselling services are culturally competent.
Throughout the month, the Students Union will be collaborating with the University and the staff Network for Racial Justice. We have planned a series of events which centralise around various themes that we believe to be important and relevant to students of 2020.
As always, we want to support students to make the changes that are meaningful to you. We encourage you to get involved with our events and campaigns for BHM and for the rest of the year.
Black History Month this year will not just be a routine celebration of the Black community. We make a commitment today to continue this far beyond Black History Month. Going forward, equality, diversity and inclusion will not just be our watchword, we will have difficult, yet crucial conversations, backed up by action.
Shaima Dallali | VP Community and Wellbeing
Ruqaiyah Javaid | VP Education
Saqlain Riaz | President
Special Black History Month Events Coming Soon!