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Proud to be me – celebrating Black History Month


The University of Bradford is marking Black History Month 2021 with a series of events that will highlight the history and achievements of black and brown people and celebrate the intersecting identities they are proud of.

The line-up includes events exploring law, football, accents and alumni, with one of the key events being an audience with Iffy Onura, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, at the Premier League. The event on Wednesday 27 October 12.30 – 2pm, will look at racism in football and what is being done to tackle it.

Other events the University is hosting include:

  • A 'Proud To be' virtual exhibition celebrating black and brown colleagues.  
  • ‘Proudly Black’, a lecture on contributions of African Legal philosophy to Global Justice Discourse by Prof Engobo Emeseh, Monday 18 October 6-7pm
  • Alumni Panel event, Proud to be me: Stories of Black Alumni of the University of Bradford, Thursday 21 October 6-8pm.
  • Grand Finale and Gala Event, Intergenerational discussion between black academics and students, Friday 29 October 2-6pm.

There are also lots of events organised by the students’ union including film screenings, trips to Whitby and York and staff Vs student football match on Thursday 28 October 2.30 – 5.30. Full details can be found on the Students Union website.

Professor Udy Archibong, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Said: “We are proud to be supporting Black History Month at the University of Bradford. We have some fantastic speakers lined-up and events that highlight and celebrate the history and achievements of black and brown people. These events, and the conversations that follow, provide an opportunity to educate and challenge and I hope as many people as possible are able to join us either in person or online.”

To book on to events and find further details visit Black History Month - Events - University of Bradford

Black History Month is the annual celebration of the history, achievements, and contributions of Black people in the UK. It 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.


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