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Black History Month

Explore Library resources, stories and perspectives on Black History Month from Lancaster University Library and beyond.

Locally organised events

We will try to capture locally organised events marking Black History Month 2020. If you would like to add your event which is open to Lancaster University staff, students, or members of the community, please contact us

Student's Union

Lancaster University's Students' Union have organised a timetable of online events to mark Black History Month. These are listed on the LUSU Facebook events page

Lancaster Museums

Lancaster Museums are producing and sharing Daily Digital Encounters with "our collection, with our communities, with enslavement, with creativity, with activists and reformers, with refugees, with positivity" on social media throughout Black History Month. Lancaster Museums are producing and sharing Daily Digital Encounters with "our collection, with our communities, with enslavement, with creativity, with activists and reformers, with refugees, with positivity" on social media throughout Black History Month. 

You can see view the video playlist on Facebook

Lancaster Black History Month Meeting

Lancaster City Council: Lancaster Black History Month Meeting

Tuesday 6th October at 6pm

Register for this meeting.

It is our intention to celebrate black history, to highlight the lesser known successes of the local BAME community in the history of our district.

Speakers will include:

• Rebecca Novell and Geraldine Onek, talking about their work with the local Black History Group.

• Carolyn Dalton, Museums Development Manager, will be talking about Black History Month and Beyond.

• Professor Vanessa Toulmin, chair of the Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust, will be speaking about Black Performers in Morecambe between 1870's-1930's.

Lancaster Race Equality Network

Blackness and Landscape Writing (against) Enclosure. Dr Jason Allen-Paisant

Dr Jason Allen-PaisantFree Webinar on Wednesday 21st October, 1-2pm

Dr Jason Allen-Paisant (University of Leeds)

Blackness and Landscape: Writing (against) Enclosure

Jason Allen-Paisant is Lecturer in Caribbean Poetry and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds. His academic research is on cultural memory in the African diaspora, and combines, and moves between, various disciplinary and methodological approaches (theatre studies, performance studies, poetics, literary criticism). His creative writing (poetry, memoir, critical life writing) addresses issues of time, race, class, and the environmental conditions underpinning Black identity.

Chair: Dr Philip Dickinson (Lancaster)

All welcome (from Lancaster and beyond).

To register simply email Professor John Schad

Lancaster Comic Arts Festival 2020

Cover of scotland yardie comic by Bobby Joseph and Joseph SamuelsCHANGE WILL HAPPEN, ONCE WE MAKE IT HAPPEN: DIVERSITY AND REPRESENTATION IN UK COMICS, Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, 7pm, 9th October 2020

Comic writer, Bobby Joseph, presents a personal perspective on the current situation in BAME inspired comics and for their creators.

Bobby Joseph is currently directing all proceeds of the sale of his comic Scotland Yardie to Black Lives Matter. You can read a 2018 interview with him on Down The Tubes about his work and perspective. 

Safe spaces for BAME / BIPOC students

BIPOC safe space for all who identify as black asian or any other minority groupA student-led Safe Spaces for BAME / BIPOC students is starting during October on Saturday afternoons. If you are interested in joining a safe space to 'talk, chill and share our experiences of being a person of colour on campus', contact Haddi.

University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire has a number of webinars, focus groups, podcasts, seminars and exhibitions arranged to celebrate Black History Month throughout October 2020.