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Black History Month 2019

Exhibitions, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences, Performance, Students
Tuesday 1st (00:00) - Thursday 31st October 2019 (23:59)
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BHM 2019

October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of black communities with a comprehensive programme of events. The theme for this year is 'Let's Talk About Race' and the programme has been co-ordinated by the BAME Staff Network, with the support of staff and students from across the University and University School.

Events are open to all and we particularly welcome members of the public from across the City of Birmingham to visit our campus and participate in the celebrations. Whilst our programme is predominantly focused on black history we have also included 'non-black' history items we believe may be of relevance and interest to those participating in our events.

A full programme of events is listed below

 Date/Time EventLocation
Friday 27th September 2019
16.30 - 18.30
Pride not Prejudice: The College of Arts and Law Inclusivity Book Project Welcome Events Marquee, Green Heart (CT)
Tuesday 1st October 2019
10.00 - 16.30
Celebration of Black History Conference
UHB NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham
 (Registration Required)
Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Level 1
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, B15 2GW
Tuesday 1st October 2019 - 
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
'Let's Talk About Race' - Poetry Competition N/A
Tuesday 1st October 2019 - 
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
'Let's Talk About Race' - Visual Arts Competition N/A
Tuesday 1st October 2019 - 
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
'Let's Talk About Race' - Short Story Competition N/A
Tuesday 1st October 2019 - 
Thursday 31st October 2019
Exhibition of British Asian Lifestyle Main Library (R30)
Friday 4th October 2019
12.30 - 14.00 
Lunchtime Launch - University of Birmingham School Steel and Samba Bands Green Heart (CT)
Tuesday 8th October 2019
12.00 - 13.00
Women's Network - Staff Book Club TBC (will be confirmed upon registration)
Thursday 10th October 2019 
17.00 - 19.00
Film Screening: "Dear White People" (open to staff and students only) TBC - Business School (will be confirmed upon registration)
Friday 11th October 2019 
13.00 - 13.45
Cadbury Research Library - Behind the Scenes Tour (Registration Required) Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
Muirhead Tower (R21)
Friday 11th October 2019 - 
Thursday 31st October 2019

10.00 - 17.00
Exhibition: The Mughals - Power and Beauty at the Indian Court The Barber Institute, Green Gallery Print Bay (R14)
Tuesday 15th October 2019 
12.30 - 13.30
BHM Quiz Owsley Room, Bournbrook Pavilion (Y18)
Tuesday 15th October 2019 
18.00 - 20.00
Lady Phyll - Intersectionality Talk (Hosted by Women and Non-Binary Association) Lecture Theatre 7, Arts Building (R16)
Wednesday 16th October 2019 
09.00 - 16.30
RCN Nursing Conference - Embracing the Future Talent of Nursing West Bromwich Albion FC
B71 4LF
Wednesday 16th October 2019 
12.30 - 13.30
Let's Talk About Race: An Introduction to Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality Room 109, Muirhead Tower (R21)
Wednesday 16th October 2019 
18.30 - 20.00
Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School (B1)
Wednesday 17th October 2019 
12.00 - 13.30
"Reality of Partition" by DESIblitz (Registration Required) Room 417, Muirhead Tower (R21)
Thursday 17th October 2019
13.00 - 14.00
Natural Hair Journey - Liberation or Frustration? Lecture Theatre 3, Arts Building (R16)
Thursday 24th October 2019 
17.30 - 19:30
Film Screening: "The Watermelon Woman" Lecture Theatre 4, Medical School (B1)
Friday 25th October 2019 
12.45 - 13:30
Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts - Talk (Registration Required) Research and Cultural Collections, 32 Pritchatts Road (G1)
Tuesday 29th October 2019 
13.00 - 14:00
Healthcare in Birmingham - Research Talk Room WF15, Medical School (B1)
Thursday 31st October 2019 
12.00 - 13:00
Library Services - Student Book Club: An American Marriage (Registration Required)

4th Floor Training Room, Main Library (R30)

Wednesday 6th November 2019 
11.00 - 14:30
Intergenerational Day 2019 (By Invitation Only)

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre (WBACRC)
B70 6LY

Monday 11th November 2019 
18.00 - 19.30
BHM Awards Ceremony (Registration Required) TBC (will be confirmed upon registration)

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