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Black History Month 2021

BHM 2021 is here!

At Coventry University Students' Union we are committed to celebrating the lives and diversity of Black student communities across the CU group. We have a number of events, campaigns and activities all the way through October for you to be involved with. Learn, share and change with us. 

Black History Month has always been an important celebration in CUSU, and as such we have always held exciting celebrations.

This year however, the Sabbatical officer team and the entire SU feel the need to go beyond the regular celebration and mark BHM 2021 with lasting changes to improve the educational experience and welfare of Black students and staff across Coventry University. There has been a global movement rallying around the Black community calling for racial equity and an end to injustice, this Black History Month we will work with the university to ensure we play our part in instituting policy changes that leave an tangible change for the lives of Black Students at Coventry University.

The Officer Team

BHM Events

BHM: Black Music Parties, Power & Discrimination of London's Past
1st October 12:01am - 24th October 11:59pm
The Horniman Museum, Lewisham
It was only in 2008 the police stopped asking event organisers which ethnic groups they were expecting to attend. Before then, it could be hard for venues to put on Black music events, find out about the amazing hidden histories that came from it...
BHM: LGBTQ+ Thought Leaders: Challenging public perceptions ft. Dr Ronx
26th October 5pm - 6:15pm
Dr Ronx is an emergency medicine doctor, a TV presenter ('Is Covid Racist?'), advocate & activist and inspirational speaker - that's just the tip of the iceberg, and they do it with their own very special flavour!
BHM Colonial Countryside: Exploring LBBD Manor Houses
26th October 7pm - 8:30pm
Eastbury Manor House and Valence House were once country houses with farmed estates. On the publication of new historic research, this talk will explore previous owners’ and tenants’ connections to colonial activity and the transatlantic slave trade.
BHM Trace Your African & Caribbean Roots
27th October 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Finsbury Library 245 St John St London EC1V 4NB
Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s. He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured on the West African coast.

The Black History Month Blog

Your Voice, Your Black History Month.

We want to amplify Black student voices. This year, we're looking for paid blog contributions on the theme of #ProudToBe. 

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BHM: Your Voice, Your Black History Month. #ProudToBe

Voice and representation matters. Here at CUSU we want to amplify Black voices and encourage the sharing of stories and experiences across campus. If submitted and published, you will receive a £30 voucher of your choice.

Black History Month 2021

October is the start of Black History Month in the UK, running from the 1st to the 31st. At Coventry University Students’ Union, we are using this month to shine a light on the diversity of our Black student communities, as well as launching new projects that intend to make tangible change, not just during Black History Month, but far beyond it.


Get Involved in BHM

Want to be part of Black History Month 2021, as a participant or contributor? Have ideas for something you would like to see on campus? We would love to hear from you. Click the button below to contact us, and let us know your thoughts. 

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