Black History Month

Black History Month gives everyone an opportunity to celebrate the history and achievements of Black people and share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture

Here at the University of Exeter Business School, we are committed to a truly embedded inclusive culture that runs through everything we do and represents the diverse community we are and continue to build. This year the Business School’s Black History Month programme will be our strongest to date with an incredible line-up of expert speakers, each of whom possesses a unique gift for reclaiming the narrative of Black history and relating it to who we are in British society today.

There is also a student focus through the involvement of the African and Caribbean Society and we look forward to their contribution throughout the month.

Read the full press release and sign up for our Black History 2021 events below.

#BlackLivesMatter

As part of our commitment to our core EDI values, we promote Black Lives Matter as a human rights and societal issue. We are demonstrating our commitment through our Black History Month activities for the shared, peer learning and development of our students and wider communities.

 

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Wednesday
6 October
09:30 - 10:30 

Black British Contributions

Join Professor David Olusoga OBE, British-Nigerian historian and award-winning broadcaster and film-maker, as he shares his thoughts on what it means to be Black and British, exploring the challenges faced and the contributions the Black community has made to the fabric of British society. This event will be co-hosted by Oli Young, Chief Diversity Officer for the Business School and Anastasia-Eziche, President of the Exeter and Falmouth African and Caribbean Society.

Wednesday 13 October 13:00 - 14:00 

Putting the Black into British History: New Perspectives

Join Dr Angelina Osborne as she explores the African and Caribbean presence in the history of the UK from the Roman era to the present, with a focus on the South West of England, demonstrating that Black history is British history, and whether one is talking about one or the other, Britain is always at the centre.
Wednesday 20 October 13:00 - 14:00 

From Allyship to Solidarity: Moving Forwards an Inclusive Culture and Language

Join Dr Muna Abdi as she looks at why it is important to create an inclusive culture and language, looking at the concepts of privilege and allyship, and why there is a need to move beyond this towards solidarity.

Wednesday 27 October 13:00 - 14:00 

Cross Cultural Leadership - Back to the future workshop

The pandemic has pushed the EDI agenda for many organisations to the fore, making the values of Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equity (DICE) and anti-racist practice priorities for HR and people managers. In her workshop, Cross Cultural Leadership - Back to the future, Inclusion specialist Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi will help attendees reflect on how bias permeates in the workplace, focusing on DICE values and cross-cultural leadership and how we can go about building genuinely cohesive communities.
Wednesday 27 October 13:00 - 14:00 

Cross Cultural Leadership - Back to the future workshop

The pandemic has pushed the EDI agenda for many organisations to the fore, making the values of Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equity (DICE) and anti-racist practice priorities for HR and people managers. In her workshop, Cross Cultural Leadership - Back to the future, Inclusion specialist Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi will help attendees reflect on how bias permeates in the workplace, focusing on DICE values and cross-cultural leadership and how we can go about building genuinely cohesive communities.

Please click this link for full details and to register for the event.

Dr Angelina Osborne

October 13 2021 - Putting the Black into British History with Dr Angelina Osborne

Dr Muna Abdi

October 20 2021 - From Allyship to Solidarity: Moving Forwards an Inclusive Culture and Language with Dr Muna Abdi

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