Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the successes and achievements of black heroes and a time for recognising their impact in society. BHM creates opportunities for us to recognise the outstanding contributions that people of African and African Caribbean descent worldwide have made to global societies over many generations.
This year's theme is Black Habits and celebrates black culture and heritage, black excellence, black power, black vision, black vibes, black food, fashion, art and black music.
You are all invited to join us in raising awareness and celebrating through a range of in-person and virtual events organised by your Student Officer team.
Through these events we'll spur conversations and provide ideas and solutions to help define sustainable paths for Black students and staff going forward. Conversations will cover key topics such as identity and attainment gaps, decolonising the curriculum, and cultural diversity.
We don't believe the celebration should be limited to just one month so join us in keeping the conversation going so we can continue to enhance support for Black students, staff and other BAME at Hallam.
"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated."
Carter Woodson (1875-1950)