Programme of events for Black History Month 2014 at Bournemouth University:
Monday 20 October
Racial (In) Equality, Black British Academics & Academic Citizenship
The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus
Speaker: Dr Deborah Gabriel, Lecturer in Marketing Communications
The need to enhance race equality in higher education is driven by longstanding inequalities that manifest through the under-representation of black and minority ethnic groups as tenured academics (especially women); disparate pay and progression and a lack of cultural and ethnic diversity within curricula. Such inequalities have been researched and documented for more than two decades, yet measurable progress is slow. In this lecture, Dr Gabriel talks about her role as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black British Academics. She highlights its innovative approach to enhancing race equality through on-going consultation with black and minority ethnic staff and students and collaboration with university leaders. She will bring news about its first Leaders Forum hosted by the University of Westminster on October 8 and will explain how she integrates race equality into her role as a lecturer in the Media School through ‘Academic Citizenship’.
To book: Please follow the appropriate link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/racial-in-equality-black-british-academics-academic-citizenship-tickets-13548065629
Tuesday 21 October
Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War
B407, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00-14:00
Speaker: Stephen Bourne, Community Historian
Historian Stephen Bourne presents an illustrated talk about his latest book Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War. This has been published by The History Press to coincide with the centenary of the First World War. Black Poppies explores the military and civilian wartime experience of black Britons, and the loyalty they held for their mother country both on the front line and the home front. Stephen concludes the book with an analysis of the 1919 'race riots' in which white ex-servicemen attacked Britain's black communities. He argues that, in spite of the 'riots', 1919 witnessed the birth of the modern black community. For further information about Stephen's books go to www.stephenbourne.co.uk
To book: Please follow the appropriate link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-poppies-britains-black-community-and-the-great-war-tickets-13562514847
Wednesday 22 October
Rosa Parks monologue - Blackbird on a Bus
Allesbrook, Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University,
If you were asked to move from your bus seat simply because of the colour of your skin, how would you feel? Would you move? Would you challenge the driver? This powerful monologue remembers that seminal event from history which changed Rosa Parks’ life and the lives of many others. This monologue imagines her in the present, and she tells us how she felt that day and why she decided to take a stand.
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- Community Notices & Networking
- The Future of Black History
- Celebration of ethnic minority carers champions
Refreshements will be provided. Call our office or e-mail us with any questions or to confirm your attendance.
Dorset Race Equality Council has started a ROADSHOW in the Dorset County area towns, with its first visit being in Dorchester on 4th October. The roadshow will over the next two months visit towns across the county, from Shaftesbury and Blandford to Lyme Regis and Christchurch promoting greater awareness of the organisation’s services to Dorset’s ethnic minority communities and the general population. The roadshow is intended to also promote greater awareness of the county’s ethnic diversity, and promote multicultural heritage and inclusive values.
Towns to be visited:
|Wednesday, 4th October||– Dorchester|
|Thursday, 23rd October||– Blandford|
|Saturday, 25th October||– Lyme Regis|
|Wednesday, 29th October||– Shaftesbury|
|Saturday, 1st November||– Wimborne|
|Wednesday, 5th November||– Swanage|
|Saturday, 8th November||– Weymouth|
|Wednesday, 12th November||– Wareham|
|Wednesday, 19th November||– Christchurch|
on Sunday 19th October at the Athletics Stadium in Kings Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth from 12 noon - 6 pm.
Family Fun Day for all ages.
On the day: football and lots of other sport activites, information, food, music and lots of fun!
We hope to see you there on Sunday!