Black History Month is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and honour the numerous incredible contributions, creations and overall cultural impact that Black people have made throughout history. This is especially important as these contributions have often been forgotten, overlooked or downplayed. This year we are focusing particularly on celebration and wellness with our theme of: mind, body, soul.
While Black history should be celebrated all year round, Black History Month highlights a unique opportunity to promote and share Black history, to celebrate all the amazing things that Black people have done and are currently doing around the world and more locally at UEA with our fantastic cohort of Black students, staff and alumni and their contributions.
As part of our commitment to Black students there will be continued opportunities to put forward suggestions so we can better understand your needs from uea(su), as well as workshops and online meetups that look at leadership skills and navigating different kinds of spaces.
We recognise that whilst Black History Month is vital in celebrating the achievements of Black students and their history, there’s still a lot more that we can do as a union to improve the relationship between ourselves and our community of Black students and we are committed to working on change.
For more information on what we’re looking to do email the Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer at email@example.com
Last year, we asked for you to nominate some inspirational members of the black community. This was a great success, we were astonished and humbled at the number of responses received!
Because of this popularity, we have decided to bring back these nominations this year. Know of someone either in the public space or UEA that inspire you? Let us know!
Here's what you need to do:
If your nomination is successful in being shortlisted, they will be added to our Best Bits page at the end of the month and their achievements celebrated on our social media channels!
Check out our social media campaign for regular updates throughout Black History Month 2022!