INFORMATION

It's Black History Month this October - a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, origins, histories and achievements of African and Caribbean communities throughout history.

We'll be hosting a range of incredible virtual events and experiences throughout the month. We welcome ALL students to get involved and engage with as many events as possible. 

 

SCHEDULE

RESOURCES

Did you know that we have a variety of different resources that you can explore during Black History Month & Beyond? 

13th - An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Selma - A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

When They See Us - Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

12 Years A Slave - In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Dear White People - At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of Black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files - How black immigrants who made Britain their home came face to face with the government's 'hostile environment'. David Olusoga exposes the secret files behind the Windrush scandal.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)

Girl, Woman, Other (Bernadine Evaristo)

They Can’t Kill Us All (Wesley Lowery)

So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)

Me And White Supremacy (Layla F Saad)

Moonlight - A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Disclosure - An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of Transgender people and the impact of their stories on transgender lives and American culture.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - The investigation of mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.

Kiki - A focus on the "drag and voguing scene, showing the lives of LGBTQ+ youth of colour at a time when Black Lives Matter and Trans rights are making front-page headlines.

Bessie - The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Pose - Pose is a ground-breaking US series about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

We are Everywhere (Matthew Reiner and Leighton Brown)

Don’t Call Us Dead (Danez Smith)

Black On Both Sides (Riley Snorton)

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements (Charlene Carruthers)

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name - Penguin Modern Classics (Audre Lorde)

BUSINESSES WE ARE SUPPORTING

We are pleased to be partnering with a wide range of Black owned businesses this month, including: 

 

 

Be sure to check out their social media for more information, and how you can stay connected with what they do!

Find out more about what they do and some of the incredible things that they can offer you throughout the year below:
@bintas_kitchen
@moyosburgersbrighton
@burgerbrothersbrighton
@streetfunkuk
@dutchpotbrighton

 

VIDEOS & MORE

Check out some of the interviews, livestreams, and events that we held during this month:

Tough Cookie Talk - Black Community in Media

 

African Caribbean Society Panel Talk

 

THE SEIGFRIED SHOW - HOW IT ALL STARTED

EXTRA INFORMATION

This month has been bought to you by your SUBrighton Officer team as part of their Racial Equity Campaign for 2020-21. 

WW4.pngWe are teaming up with Whitewall Cinema this month to bring you some awesome films - checkout their Autumn listing here!