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Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of Black History Month, joining universities, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers, with a programme of events and activities to highlight the history and achievements of BAME communities and perspectives on BAME inclusion.
This year's events will all be streamed live on Zoom.
2 February 2021, 6-8pm Redefining “BAME” as we celebrate renowned black figures who dare to [B]e [A]mbitious and [M]odel [E]xcellence highlighting their ambition and recognisable achievements. Hosted by Lydiah Igweh, we will be joined by the CEO, founder, and visionary of the iconic MOBO platform Kanya King, who displayed the drive and ambition needed to help take urban music from the margins of British popular culture to the heart of the mainstream culture, not just in the UK but around the world.
Please note: this event has been rescheduled to February 2021.
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1-7 February 2021 With Race being such a pertinent issue being discussed across the UK, in offices, shop floors and board rooms, there is a need to pull everything together and to maximise impact of a UK wide collaboration.
Taking place in February, Race Equality Week will be a UK-wide initiative to unite organisations and individuals in activity to address issues affecting ethnic minority employees.
Organisations will be able to register to join the Race Equality Week badge campaign and to receive tools and resources to facilitate conversation, activity and commitment to change.
Kick-off celebration Oxford Brookes University kicks off with an artistic cultural performance in collaboration with Kuumbia Nia Arts, Unlock the chains collective and Euton Daley MBE.
Black History Month Quiz From Black inventions to Black music, it's time to put your knowledge to the test!
Be Visible, Be Confident In 2019 Louisa founded BAME to Boardroom in order to follow her passion for working with businesses to develop Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent into leadership roles; building confident, focused, high performing, and diverse teams, which in turn impact on organisational culture.
Beyond Black History Month Beyond Black History Month aims to bridge the gap of conceptual ideas on diversifying Oxford Brookes University to providing real and definitive methods of creating actions on the following topics discussed.
Lunchtime Showcase This year we will be sharing projects, research, initiatives and community engagement activity.
AfroFusion Dance Class Join Zulum to learn the basic principles of African dance mixed with hip hop in this fun and energetic Afro-fusion dance class that will show you how to lengthen your body and extend your capabilities.
Making Money Work The aim of this event is to create and enhance knowledge in personal finance using banking strategies and communicating new channels for students, staff and alumni of diverse backgrounds.
Self-Care Workshop - Keeping well at University
Windrush Anniversary Performance: Award-Winning Artist Scratchylus
Lunchtime Staff Showcase
Dr Kehinde Andrews
Afua Hirsch - Brit (ish)...
Anti-Slavery Day - Addressing Current Challenges in the Public and Private Sectors
Hidden Figures screening by Brookes Union and the Feminist Society
Cecilia Anim CBE - My journey from Ghana to RCN President
Dr David Ellis - Welcome Home: Narratives of Arrival from the Windrush generation
Jay Bernard - Surge: Performing and evolving a text in flux
This year marks the 50th year of race legislation in this country. This event will focus on the journey that the UK and race relations have taken. There are some commentaries that indicates that the UK has become post racial, this event will focus
on the future of race relations in the UK as well as understanding the intersectionality that interacts with race. Rob Berkeley, writer and activist has focused his work on equality and justice. In particular the areas of race/ethnicity, LGBT rights,
and the intersections between the two.