Black History Month 2021



What's happening?

In October, the University and the Students' Union will be hosting a number of events to mark Black History Month. 


  • Friday 1 October, 10.00am - 12.00pm: Joe Williams, African Stories in Yorkshire (AG55 and Microsoft Teams)
  • Friday 1 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Re:Tension film screening and discussion (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Wednesday 6 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Professor Charles Egbu, Black History Month talk and Q&A (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Wednesday 6 October, 2.00 - 4.00pm: Joe Williams, African Stories in Yorkshire (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Monday 11 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Dr Sulochini Pather, Celebrating Black Professors at Leeds Trinity (Microsoft Teams only)
  • Tuesday 12 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years film screening (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Friday 15 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Macy Iwediebo and Rebecca Rose, celebrating our alumni and their award-winning research projects (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Monday 18 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Dr Shyane Siriwardena, The Big Conversation: race and intersectionality (Auditorium and Microsoft Teams)
  • Tuesday 19 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Talk and Share seminar workshop - new perspectives on race in teaching and learning (AF20 and Microsoft Teams)
  • Wednesday 20 October, 4.00 - 5.00pm: BAME Students’ Network meet (StUdio)
  • Wednesday 20 October, 4.30 - 6.00pm: Literacy, Law and the Legacy of Ida B. Wells (AG21)
  • Thursday 21 October, 4.30 - 6.00pm: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Struggle (AG21)
  • Thursday 21 October and Friday 22 October, all day: Black History Month Reflection
  • Friday 22 October, 1.00 - 2.00pm: Celebration of rap music (AG55)
  • Friday 22 October, 5.30 - 7.30pm: Together is Better (Auditorium and Trinity Building - register here)
  • Friday 22 October, all day: Students' Union, Show Racism the Red Card/Wear Red Day 
  • Tuesday 26 October, 3.00 - 4.30pm: Students' Union, Decolonisation forum (TBC)
  • All month: Library display, Black History (Library Ground Floor and Library social media)

Further information

Please contact for any questions or links. Keep an eye on University and Students’ Union communication channels for any updates to the schedule. View our visitors' guidance here.