Black History Month 2022

The University of Hertfordshire proudly celebrated Black History Month in October 2022, themed 'Time for Change: Action Not Words'.

Black History Month is a time for us all to pause, reflect, learn, and to broaden our understanding and challenge our knowledge and beliefs around black history and culture. It also provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the diverse community here at Herts.

Contact the EDI Office if you'd like to get involved in Black History Month 2023.

What was on?

We kicked off Black History Month with keynote speaker Felicia Odamtten, an Economist and Founder of The Black Economists Network (T-BEN), an organisation with a global footprint that seeks to support Black Economists and challenge the lack of diversity in economics and related fields. Professor Damian Ward, Dean of Hertfordshire Business School introduced Felicia who discussed the challenges that Black Economists face and how to overcome them.

We also offered a full programme of events throughout the month.

Felicia Odamtten in black top and black and white check skirt