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University of Bradford celebrates Black History Month 2021

October marks Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements, and contributions of Black people in the UK. Black History Month was first launched in London in 1987 where the aim was for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the history that was not taught in schools.

This year’s event is themed “Proud to be”. The theme was launched by the Black History Month UK Magazine and will showcase the various identities that black people are proud to project – “Proud To Be Black, Proud To Be Brown, Proud To Be Black & LGBTQ+, Proud To Be Me”. The University of Bradford is pleased to be marking Black History Month 2021. In line with this year’s theme, we are using this opportunity to highlight the history and achievements of black and brown people and to celebrate the intersecting identities they are proud of.

Black History Month 2021 Flyer, celebrating the history, achievements and intersectional identities of black and brown people.

Our events

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID) at the University of Bradford, in conjunction with the Race Equality Staff Forum and UBU, will be hosting a series of events throughout October to celebrate Black History Month.

Click the link below to find out more about our BHM 2021 events and to book your place

University of Bradford Black History Month 2021 Programme of events.

If you want to discuss anything further, please contact the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Team by sending an email to

Black History Month 2021 Programme

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PROUDLY BLACK: Contributions of African legal philosophy to global justice discourse

Professor Engobo Emeseh is Head of Law School, University of Bradford. She has extensive experience in higher education both within and outside the UK. Professor Emeseh has led the development of innovative market relevant degree schemes, portfolio reviews, and diversification of delivery formats to cater to a wide audience, maximise resources, and improve the student learning experience, including external engagement and skills development.

The lecture is free but places must be booked in advance.

Register for PROUDLY BLACK: Contributions of African legal philosophy to global justice.

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EventsTheme Speakers / Panel Members / HostsDate / Time Registration Link
World Accents Celebration and Awards Day Impact of Accent in Higher Education

Goodie Okechukwu (PhD Student)

Prof Udy Archibong (Pro Vice Chancellor EDI)

Tuesday 12 October, 12:00 – 14:00

Watch event live via YouTube or Facebook

Alumni Panel Event Proud to be me: Stories of Black Alumni of the University of Bradford

Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP (Labour MP for Streatham)

Charles Dacres (Chair, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance)

Zainab Garba-Sani (NHS England and NHS Improvement)

Kanja Sisey (Executive Secretary, Office of the Ombudsman Sierra Leone)

Thursday 21 October, 18:00 – 20:00  Register Here
An Audience with Iffy Onuora Racism in Football: Examples from the Barclays Premier League Iffy Onuora (Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Premier League) Wednesday 27 October, 12:30 - 14:00 Register Here
Grand Finale and Gala Event Intergenerational discussion between black academics and students

Prof Emmanuel Idowu (Head of School of Nursing & Healthcare)

Dr Marcus Chilaka (Assistant Professor, Public Health)

Dr Pedi Obani (Lecturer in Law)

Dr Fiona Meddings (Associate Dean Equality, Diversity & Inclusion FoHS / Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery)

Friday 29 October, 14:00 – 18:00 Venue: Norcroft Centre Register Here

Proud To Be: Celebrating the intersectional identities of black and brown people.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team.