October is Black History Month, a month dedicated to exploring Black history and celebrating the stories and contributions of Black individuals and communities. At St George's we recognise and celebrate this event, and encourage our staff and students to engage with the activities taking place.
This year Black History Month is arguably more important than ever. There is a range of activities and events happening at St George’s this month to celebrate and recognise this important event. More information is below.
We want to ensure Black history, stories and celebration takes place throughout the year, not only in October. Therefore, we aim to continue events and activities of this kind throughout the year.
Black and Beyond: Celebrating Black excellence
Find out more about our campaign Black and Beyond: Celebrating Black excellence highlighting the outstanding contributions that individuals of Black heritage have made at St George's.
St George’s Library & Black History Month
You might not know that the library isn’t just about online learning resources, textbooks and journal articles, but we also have a substantial and growing “reading for pleasure” collection. This collection focuses on fiction and non-fiction books to read in our spare time, to educate ourselves or just to relax. To make those books more accessible, we have created a Wakelet page. We have a specific Wakelet with books around Black History Month, which includes relevant literature and non-fiction books by Black authors. We also have an Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion Wakelet, focusing on experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities in the UK. A number of these books are available electronically. We are always happy to take suggestions for additions to our collection from students and staff, so don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is active on social media and we are highlighting articles, resources and events during Black History Month on our blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.