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Black History Month Programme for October 2019
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.
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14 October, 6pm Jamala Osman tells her life story: overcoming challenging circumstances to take action and charge of her future. She describes her journey of “spiralling into control”, and how music helped her pursue and find her alternative life.
23 October, 6pm Sudanese-born Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an advocate for the empowerment of women, young people and people of colour. She founded her first organisation, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16, published her debut memoir, Yassmin’s Story, at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, in 2019.
1 October - Harcourt Hill Campus 10.30am to 11.30am, Westminster Square
2 October - Headington Campus 11am to 12pm, Forum, JHBB
9 October - Wheatley Campus 12pm to 1pm, Refectory/Hub
Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club: Amazing Grace
African and Caribbean food demo and giveaway
Start-up Swag Hear from our inspiring panel, featuring Timothy Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes, alongside Tiwalola Ogunlesi, of Confident and Killing It, and Joycelyn Mate, of Afrocenchix, with music from DJ Ovaproof.
Black History Month Open Session - Swindon Campus
Upstream: thinking and acting for diversity and inclusion This roundtable discussion centres on the presentationof Upstream, a newsletter about inclusivity, diversityand equality at Oxford Brookes University, edited bythe BAME Staff Action Group.
Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club: I Am Not Your Negro
Be Ambitious and Model Excellence: Find Your Purpose Connect with your BAME colleagues and gain insights on the career journeys of our senior leaders Mary Pierre-Harvey (Director of Estates and Campus Services), Adrian Thomas (Director of Global Student Recruitment), Lydiah Igweh (Enterprise Support Manager, RBDO) and Joe Tah (Associate Dean Strategy and Development, TDE). Also hear from guest speaker, Jessica Huie MBE, labelled one of Britain’s most inspiring entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard. Networking and food.
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.