Your BAME officer, working with Suffolk Libraries, has put together a set of books, films and more for you to watch and read in order to learn more about black history and equality. We've also ran a number of talks and discussions as part of black history month, which will be added below as they happen.
Black History Month talks
ARTIST EVEWRIGHT EVENT
In celebration of Black History Month, this collaborative event between Suffolk Libraries and the University of Suffolk On Monday 19th October 2020, invited the acclaimed artist EVEWRIGHT to talk about their exploration of black identity in their creative practice.
Everton Wright (EVEWRIGHT) is a multi-disciplinary visual installation artist, who challenges public environments to make spaces for Black British stories to exist and thrive. Everton is a British artist, with parentage from Jamaica. His work is a conscious ‘mash up’ of drawing, sculpture, combined with digital film and live installations, using urban and rural landscapes as his canvas. He creates mirrors where he can see and recognises himself to instigate conversations in the mainstream about what it means to be Black and British in the UK today.
dECOLONISING THE CURRICULUM TALK
The National Union of Students also have a set of resources on decolonising the curriculum, which you can find here. If you'd like to tlak further about this, email your BAME Officer on su.BAMEOfficer@uos.ac.uk