Black History Month 2023

Monday 2 October (00:00) - Tuesday 31 October 2023 (23:59)
BHM 2023

October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of our Black communities with a comprehensive programme of events. This year our programme will be based around the UK Black History Month theme: Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, Matriarchs of Movements #WeMatter, highlighting the key role of Black women in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

You can get involved in many ways. If you are not already a member, consider joining the staff Race Equality Network at the University. If you are feeling inspired and have an event you would like included in this year's programme, you can submit it using the BHM submission form

In addition to the University's events, which are listed below, you can also take part in events across Birmingham. You can find more details at:

Black History Month 2023 in Birmingham
Black History Month | Birmingham Museums

2/3/4 October Evenings 

Look out for Old Joe's colour change over these three evenings.



Working Across Cultures online course - accessed via the HR EDI Microsessions site
October   Race Equality Network UoB Birmingham and UoB Dubai cross campus book club
October In-Person at Westmere House
(G15 on the Edgbaston campus map)
PGR Book Nook: Celebrating Black Authors for Black History Month
1-31 October   Dubai campus Black History Month events
11 October 15:00 - 17:00 10,000 Interns Foundation - information session
10 October 14:00 - 16:00 Outreach Programme - Sancho and Me: For one night only, performed by Paterson Joseph
10 October 19:30 - 21:30 Sancho and Me: For one night only, performed by Paterson Joseph
11 October 14:30 - 16:30 MDS pannel discussion for Black History Month
11 October 18:30 - 20:30 Staying Power: Unity through community
16 October 12:00 - 14:00 Celebrating our Sisters: Supporting and sustaining Black Women in health & care research (online event)
17 October 13:00 - 14:00

Black Theatre Makers in the Archive: Talk at the Cadbury Research Library

17 October 17:00 - 19:00 Film Screening: Daughters of the Dust
18 October 13:00 - 14:00 Bad Blood: The legacy of Tuskegee
18 October 17:00 - 19:00

Celebrating Black British Women - Join the Student Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Team wiht Rebbecca Hemmings, Director of Strawberry Words on this empowering event on how she overcome challenges to achieve success.

19 October 13:00 - 18:00 Celebrating our Sisters: Lean In, Step forward & Celebrate Success. Workshop & Industry networking event
23 October 16:00 - 17:00 Sisters Who Slay. Online event
24 October 12:00 - 13:00 Women's Network Book Club: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
25 October  13:00 - 14:00 Developing an inclusive outreach activity: Lessons learnt from community engagement experts BLAST
25 October 13:30 - 14:30 Me in 3 in HE career journey. For the first time for Black History Month. With speakers from University of Birmingham,
Birmingham City University and Aston University.
25 October 17:00 - 20:00 Film Screening: Girlhood
26 October 18:00 - 20:30 Film Screening: When Women Speak
31 October 12:00 - 15:30

Community engagement and listening event. Health Unity: Bridging Communities and Research