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.
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 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.
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.
Free 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
CHANGE 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.
A 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.