October is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the history of Black people in Britain, highlighting their many contributions. This Black History Month we will focus on the theme, ‘Celebrating Our Sisters’, which calls for highlighting the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. This year’s celebration will showcase pioneering black women who have made remarkable contributions across different fields.
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This year we have the honour to have the Black Students Network collaborating with us on Black History Month, and they have prepared loads of initiatives and events to highlight and empower the black community of King’s in London. KCL Black Students Network is a community of societies and student groups that represent black students at King’s College London.
As the Black Student Network, the theme for this year’s Black History Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate, appreciate, and empower all black women and any other black body that experiences misogyny/femmephobia. With that in mind, we especially want to encourage societies, sports clubs, academic departments and other departments at KCL to hold space for, uplift, and celebrate black trans* women, black queer women, black hijabi women, and black disabled women during this month’s celebrations as they are often excluded from certain spaces.