Black history month events

A series of events is taking place across campus and beyond for Black History Month this month.


Wednesday 16 October
Afternoon Tea with East Asian Research - experience both an English afternoon tea and Asian tea drinking ceremonies. 1–3pm. East Asian Dept. Student Common Room (4th floor Michael Sadler). East Asian Research Society.

Friday 18 October
Ignite Yorkshire - a massive party to celebrate Black History Month in conjunction with other African-Caribbean Societies across Yorkshire including Leeds Met, Bradford, Hull, York and Sheffield. 10pm–3am. Oracle Bar Leeds. Cost TBC, google it nearer the time! ACS Society.

Tuesday 22 October
Talk by Dr. Shane Doyle: ‘Long Road to Power: Managing Nelson Mandela’s Image’ 1–2pm. Stanley and Burton Gallery. Free.

Wednesday 23 October
Bradford University’s Great Debate - the biggest university debate tour debating on a number of controversial topics in conjunction in with Leeds Met, Hull, Bradford, Sheffield and York.6.30–9.30pm. Coaches leaving from the Parkinson steps at 5.45pm. £3 including coach. ACS Society.

Saturday 26 October
Cultural Showcase - an evening jam-packed with entertaining performances from students and headliner acts. Doors open at 6.30pm (7–10pm). Riley Smith Hall. £7. ACS Society.

Monday 28 October
Panel Discussion: Is Feminism Too ‘White’? - students and academics will be discussing the issue central to where the feminist movement goes next. 8–9.30pm. LUU Room 6. Free. LUU Feminist Society.

Wednesday 30 October
GIAG Truly Asia - come and get to know the Malaysian Society.4–5pm. LUU Room 4. Free. Malaysian Society.

Talk by Prof. Ian Law: ‘Mapping Global Racisms’ 2.30–3.30pm. LUU Room 6. Free.

Thursday 31 October
Homegrown Games - an evening of classical childhood games brought to you from the east,5.30–7.30pm. The Edge Sports Hall 2. Ahlul Bayt Society.

GIAG Real Syria - find out about Friends of Syria society and experience Syrian food and culture.7–9pm. LUU Room 2. £3, just turn up (£1 goes towards the Hand in Hand for Syria charity). Friends of Syria.

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