Upcoming community events

September

22 September - 31 October 2020, 10:00 - 18:00

  • Free
Black-and-white photograph showing eight young children standing in a line

Digital exhibition curated by Professor Lucy Bland, based on her book Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’, the Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War.

October

21 October 2020, 18:30 - 19:30

  • Free
The words 'Black History Month' on a black, red, green, yellow, black striped background

Dr Cynthia Okpokiri presents her ongoing research to explore how authority figures interact with black children, young people and parents/carers in sectors including education, social work and social care, law and justice, and health care.

22 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

  • Free
portrait of a women wearing glasses, she has dark curly hair and dark skin.

Black Thought, Social Justice, and Embracing a Humanizing Critical Sociocultural Knowledge of Teaching, talk with Prof. Keffrelyn D. Brown.

28 October 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

  • FREE

Join us for a fascinating talk from Prof Graham Farrell (University of Leeds) on how crime has changed as a result of COVID-1D, how we can reduce its harms, and how it might continue to change in the post-covid world.

28 October 2020, 19:30 - 20:30

  • FREE, booking essential
The words 'Black History Month' on a black, red, green, yellow, black striped background

Join Asanté as she discusses her experience of how black history was taught, not only with a focus on ‘African Americans’ but also black people as slaves in which she argues “has created a significant misrepresentation of the presence of black people in the UK”.

29 October 2020, 19:30 - 20:30

  • FREE, booking essential
The words 'Black History Month' on a black, red, green, yellow, black striped background

This is a contemporary poem written and performed by Taylor Mitchell. ‘Your silence violates us with violence’ illustrates the amalgamation of British and American culture in relation to race and systemically ingrained racism that has been woven into the fabric of our western entertainment and media.

November

10 November 2020, 14:30 - 15:30

  • Free
A pair of hands holding a pile of soil.

Focusing on practices of care, this conversational event brings together science and art in the context of environmental issues and air quality.

11 November 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

  • Free
Shadows of a group of people carrying placards, in front of a shadow of a sun, image is black and white.

Jane Heal, University of Cambridge, discusses the importance of shared projects and the first-person plural.

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