Black History Month
October is Black History Month and there are lots of events for you to celebrate, reflect on and be inspired by moments in Black History. We will be tweeting everyday about landmark events throughout Black history. Follow the timeline on twitter @kclsu!
Black History Month is an incredible opportunity for us all to commemorate the history of Black communities and celebrate the immense contribution that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity.
Aaron Kiely NUS’ Black Students’ Campaign officer said “Black History Month is deliberately held at the beginning of the academic year so that Black students can start off the year empowered, as knowledge of our history and struggles enables us to challenge inequality in society and help us reach our full potential.”
Liberation groups play an integral part to our community at KCLSU. And last year our Student Council reaffirmed the unions commitment to these groups of students by mandating KCLSU to support Liberation History months such as Black History Month.
Thursday 11 Oct
Thursday 18 October
Guy's Bar, Guy's Campus
Tuesday 23 October
Friday 26 October
Tutu's, Strand Campus
Tuesday 30 October
The Spit, Guy's Campus
Great Black Briton- Week One
We're celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting a Great Black Briton each week. As we're still on an Olympics high, we're kicking off with former decathlete Daley Thompson. With two Olympic gold medals and three Commonwealth titles, Daley is considered one of the greatest athletes the UK has ever produced. Vote for our next Great Black Briton on Twitter @kclsu!
Great Black Briton- Week Two
Claudia Jones was a Human Rights activist. Claudia was responsible for launching the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959, in response to the 1958 riots, which happened as a result of racist attacks on the Black community, which created racial tensions in the local community. She wanted to have the Carnival to publicly celebrate the Black community and bring the all local communities together. The Carnival takes place every year during the August bank holiday and is the biggest in Europe.