Event details

Date:

1 October 2018

End date:

31 October 2018

Contact:

Evans Bhobho
e.bhobho@herts.ac.uk

+44 (0)707 283088

Admission:

Free Admission

Enquire Add to Calendar https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2018/october/Black-History-Month-2018 Black History Month 2018 October marks Black History Month. This is a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage make to humanity. The Equality Office and the Student Union has organised a programme of art, culture and entertainment events to enjoy.  Join us to explore and celebrate the contributions, influences and experiences of African and Caribbean people. Events are open to all and we particularly welcome Hertfordshire residents to visit our campuses and participate in the celebrations.A full programme of events is listed below:Bessie – 9 October Venue: N003 De Havilland Time: Doors open at 17:00. Film running time: 1 hr 35 minutes Certificate: PG13To celebrate Black History Month, the Equality Office will be screening Bessie, which stars Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The ‘empress of the blues’ was the most popular and highest paid black entertainer in the USA in the 1920s.In a short, pre-screening talk before the film Bessie, Dr Peter D’Sena, a Learning and Teaching Specialist at UH will explore some of the life and times of the Empress of the Blues and discuss the ongoing controversy over her untimely death, in 1937, in a car crash.Book your ticketQuestions about counselling/therapy - 10 October Venue: Room R023 De Havilland campus  Time: 13:00 – 14:00Lizana Latif a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy will hold a workshop for BAME staff and students who have questions about counselling/therapy. Lizana will do a 20-minute presentation on what counselling is followed by Question and Answers.Book your place by emailing bame@herts.ac.ukDebate Club - Should UH de-colonise the Curriculum? - 17 October   Venue: W112, Law Court Building, De Havilland CampusTime: 17:00 – 18:00Come and join your SU Education Officer for a discussion about representation of BAME history in our university and how this should or shouldn’t be integrated in to our curriculum!For more information please contact:  n.capal@herts.ac.ukHERITAGE – African & Caribbean Society showcase - 17 October Venue: Prince Edward HallTime: 19:00 – 22:00 African & Caribbean Society (ACS) have organised ‘Heritage’ – the official ACS showcase to celebrate Black and Ethnic minorities. They aim to allow people to showcase their talents, whether this be singing and dancing or running an independent business that they have established. ACS hopes that by doing so, African and Caribbean culture can be celebrated by everyone.Black History Month Lecture from Dr Karen Salt 23 October Venue: N003 De Havilland Time: 16:00.We are thrilled to announce Dr Karen Salt as the speaker for Black History Month. She is an expert on sovereignty, race, collective activism and systems of governance and she directs the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham. Dr Salt leads and collaborates on several research projects, including the Bigger Picture, where she acts as the Research Lead and Geographies of Black Protest, dedicated to preserving the histories and materiality of black protest cultures around the world.The lecture will be followed by film screening of Black Panther.More information and book ticketsBlack Panther 23 OctoberVenue: N003 De Havilland Time: Doors open at 17:00. Film running time: 1 hr 35 minutes Certificate: PG12The Equality Office will be screening the blockbuster Marvel adventure Black Panther to celebrate Black History Month.After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.Book your ticketDance Taster Sessions 25 October Venue: Hutton Hall, College Lane Time: 13:00-15:00. Join Heather Oakley from Salsatricity, a fun and friendly dance school, for some free dance taster sessions in Salsa, Bachata and Merengue, social dancing that originates from the Dominican Republic, Caribbean and Latin America. Heather has had years’ experience as both a secondary teacher and dance instructor…(its rare!!) and is very passionate about dance. She believes dance is for everyone and is good for the mind, body and soul. If you can walk, then Heather can teach you to dance. So, come along and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience this global dance phenomenon in a fun and friendly environment.13.05 general Warm up13.10 Merengue13.30 Bachata14.15 SalsaMore information and book your ticketsBAME Staff Network lunch and learn meeting 23 October Venue: Room R147 De Havilland campusTime: 12:00 – 14:00pmThe Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network group will be having a lunch and learn session in celebration of Black History Month, joining together both academic and professional staff to discuss issues relevant to them. This is your opportunity to influence the future.Come along and have lunch with us and:Discuss what you think should be the role and function of the BAME Staff Network.Hear an update on the equality objectives as outlined by the Head of Equality and Diversity.Connect with other colleagues from across the University. Book your place by emailing bame@herts.ac.uk School of Health and Social Work – Department of Nursing Health and Wellbeing events Join the School of Health and Social Work – Department of Nursing Health and Wellbeing on the following events to celebrate Black History Month:Tuesday 23 October 2018 16:30-18:30 B404 Main building1 in 4 - Prostate cancer and black men what is important to know – Karen Sumpter Senior Lecturer Adult NursingBlack women and domestic violence - a nursing perspective – Rachel Welch Senior Lecturer Adult NursingWednesday 24 October 3-6.30pm E350 Wright BuildingThe Windrush generation and the NHS 70 years of delivering care to the nation. – A look at the relationship between two important events in British history - Beverley Brathwaite Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing - Lead BAME student and staff support group.Black male nurses at the top of their game - A question and answer panel on the experiences and achievements of senior black male nurses.Young historian project - Black Africans in British health care from the 20th century. A look at the history and lives of health care professional from Africa working in British health care.Thursday 25 October 2018 17:00-19:00pm room D450 Main Building70 Years of the NHS, Windrush and the History RCN – Ying Butt Associate Director of Quality and Regulation Royal College of Nursing. Book a place by emailing: healthshortcourses@herts.ac.ukCultural Night 30 October 2018 Venue: ElehouseTime: 17:00 -23:00 The Students’ Union presents this Cultural Series events celebrating African and Caribbean culture with an evening of music, including reggae, afrobeats, soca, RnB and entertainment, games and performances. The party is open to staff, students and the local community.For more information please contact:  n.capal@herts.ac.uk Black History Month and Library EventsTo celebrate the Black History Month UH Learning Resources created an online Talis Reading List with a selection of books, some based on Obama’s summer reading list, to inspire staff and students.See here. Food Hertfordshire In celebration of Black History Month, Food Hertfordshire are offering staff and students the opportunity to sample African and Caribbean cuisines in the University restaurants each Friday during October. 2018-10-01 2018-10-31- 36 Uni of Herts e.bhobho@herts.ac.uk YYYY MM DD true

October marks Black History Month. This is a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage make to humanity. The Equality Office and the Student Union has organised a programme of art, culture and entertainment events to enjoy.  Join us to explore and celebrate the contributions, influences and experiences of African and Caribbean people. Events are open to all and we particularly welcome Hertfordshire residents to visit our campuses and participate in the celebrations.

A full programme of events is listed below:

Bessie – 9 October

Venue: N003 De Havilland

Time: Doors open at 17:00.

Film running time: 1 hr 35 minutes

Certificate: PG13

To celebrate Black History Month, the Equality Office will be screening Bessie, which stars Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The ‘empress of the blues’ was the most popular and highest paid black entertainer in the USA in the 1920s.

In a short, pre-screening talk before the film Bessie, Dr Peter D’Sena, a Learning and Teaching Specialist at UH will explore some of the life and times of the Empress of the Blues and discuss the ongoing controversy over her untimely death, in 1937, in a car crash.

Book your ticket

Questions about counselling/therapy - 10 October

Venue: Room R023 De Havilland campus  

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Lizana Latif a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy will hold a workshop for BAME staff and students who have questions about counselling/therapy. Lizana will do a 20-minute presentation on what counselling is followed by Question and Answers.

Book your place by emailing bame@herts.ac.uk

Debate Club - Should UH de-colonise the Curriculum? - 17 October  

Venue: W112, Law Court Building, De Havilland Campus

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Come and join your SU Education Officer for a discussion about representation of BAME history in our university and how this should or shouldn’t be integrated in to our curriculum!

For more information please contact:  n.capal@herts.ac.uk

HERITAGE – African & Caribbean Society showcase - 17 October

Venue: Prince Edward Hall

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

African & Caribbean Society (ACS) have organised ‘Heritage’ – the official ACS showcase to celebrate Black and Ethnic minorities. They aim to allow people to showcase their talents, whether this be singing and dancing or running an independent business that they have established. ACS hopes that by doing so, African and Caribbean culture can be celebrated by everyone.

Black History Month Lecture from Dr Karen Salt 23 October

Venue: N003 De Havilland

Time: 16:00.

We are thrilled to announce Dr Karen Salt as the speaker for Black History Month. She is an expert on sovereignty, race, collective activism and systems of governance and she directs the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham. Dr Salt leads and collaborates on several research projects, including the Bigger Picture, where she acts as the Research Lead and Geographies of Black Protest, dedicated to preserving the histories and materiality of black protest cultures around the world.

The lecture will be followed by film screening of Black Panther.

More information and book tickets

Black Panther 23 October

Venue: N003 De Havilland

Time: Doors open at 17:00.

Film running time: 1 hr 35 minutes

Certificate: PG12

The Equality Office will be screening the blockbuster Marvel adventure Black Panther to celebrate Black History Month.

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Book your ticket

Dance Taster Sessions 25 October

Venue: Hutton Hall, College Lane

Time: 13:00-15:00.

Join Heather Oakley from Salsatricity, a fun and friendly dance school, for some free dance taster sessions in Salsa, Bachata and Merengue, social dancing that originates from the Dominican Republic, Caribbean and Latin America. Heather has had years’ experience as both a secondary teacher and dance instructor…(its rare!!) and is very passionate about dance. She believes dance is for everyone and is good for the mind, body and soul. If you can walk, then Heather can teach you to dance. So, come along and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience this global dance phenomenon in a fun and friendly environment.

  • 13.05 general Warm up
  • 13.10 Merengue
  • 13.30 Bachata
  • 14.15 Salsa

More information and book your tickets

BAME Staff Network lunch and learn meeting 23 October

Venue: Room R147 De Havilland campus

Time: 12:00 – 14:00pm

The Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network group will be having a lunch and learn session in celebration of Black History Month, joining together both academic and professional staff to discuss issues relevant to them. This is your opportunity to influence the future.

Come along and have lunch with us and:

  • Discuss what you think should be the role and function of the BAME Staff Network.
  • Hear an update on the equality objectives as outlined by the Head of Equality and Diversity.
  • Connect with other colleagues from across the University.

Book your place by emailing bame@herts.ac.uk

School of Health and Social Work – Department of Nursing Health and Wellbeing events

Join the School of Health and Social Work – Department of Nursing Health and Wellbeing on the following events to celebrate Black History Month:

Tuesday 23 October 2018 16:30-18:30 B404 Main building

  • 1 in 4 - Prostate cancer and black men what is important to know – Karen Sumpter Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing
  • Black women and domestic violence - a nursing perspective – Rachel Welch Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Wednesday 24 October 3-6.30pm E350 Wright Building

  • The Windrush generation and the NHS 70 years of delivering care to the nation. – A look at the relationship between two important events in British history - Beverley Brathwaite Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing - Lead BAME student and staff support group.
  • Black male nurses at the top of their game - A question and answer panel on the experiences and achievements of senior black male nurses.
  • Young historian project - Black Africans in British health care from the 20th century. A look at the history and lives of health care professional from Africa working in British health care.

Thursday 25 October 2018 17:00-19:00pm room D450 Main Building

70 Years of the NHS, Windrush and the History RCN – Ying Butt Associate Director of Quality and Regulation Royal College of Nursing.

Book a place by emailing: healthshortcourses@herts.ac.uk

Cultural Night 30 October 2018

Venue: Elehouse

Time: 17:00 -23:00

The Students’ Union presents this Cultural Series events celebrating African and Caribbean culture with an evening of music, including reggae, afrobeats, soca, RnB and entertainment, games and performances. The party is open to staff, students and the local community.

For more information please contact:  n.capal@herts.ac.uk

Black History Month and Library Events

To celebrate the Black History Month UH Learning Resources created an online Talis Reading List with a selection of books, some based on Obama’s summer reading list, to inspire staff and students.

See here.

Food Hertfordshire

In celebration of Black History Month, Food Hertfordshire are offering staff and students the opportunity to sample African and Caribbean cuisines in the University restaurants each Friday during October.

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