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
1 -31 October   Dubai campus Black History Month events
5 October 12:00 - 14:00 10,000 Interns Foundation - information session
10 October 19:30 - 21:30 Sancho and Me: For one night only, performed by Paterson Joseph
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)
18 October 13:00 - 14:00 Bad Blood: The legacy of Tuskegee

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities