Black History Month

 

Every year in October we celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time for us to recognise and honour the often-overlooked contributions of Black History, and celebrate our diversity. We’ve got a month of events ahead of us, aimed at raising the profile of Black and Ethnic Minority heritage and culture.

Fardowsa Ali, your BME Officer, discusses the importance of Black History Month:

At Swansea University, this month is one of great importance as we get to celebrate the diversity within our community. The Students' Union have worked hard to bring to the forefront the significance of this month, and as a result, have put together a month of events and workshops to engage students, staff and local residents. From movie nights, which capture the long struggle for equality that black and minority people had endured in the past, to global food events which allow your taste buds to embark on a journey around the world, there is something for everyone.

One of the most remarkable events to be held this month is a talk by our very own President, Chisomo Phiri, the first ever black female President in the Union's history. As many know, this is not only a great achievement but also a step in the right direction towards greater inclusivity of Black and Ethnic people within greater society.

Many great and exciting events, which are all free to attend, will be running throughout the month of October, to get involved look out for announcements made by the Students' Union on social media.

Fardowsa Ali, BME Officer

 

 

Pob mis Hydref rydym ni’n dathlu Mis Hanes Pobl Dduon. Mae'n bryd i ni gydnabod ac anrhydeddu cyfraniadau Hanes Pobl Dduon, sydd aml yn cael eu hanwybyddu, wrth ddathlu ein hamrywiaeth. Mae yna fis o ddigwyddiadau o'n blaenau, gyda'r bwriad o godi proffil treftadaeth a diwylliant Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig.

Fardowsa Ali, eich Swyddog BME, sy'n trafod pwysigrwydd Mis Hanes Pobl Dduon:

At Swansea University, this month is one of great importance as we get to celebrate the diversity within our community. The Students' Union have worked hard to bring to the forefront the significance of this month, and as a result, have put together a month of events and workshops to engage students, staff and local residents. From movie nights, which capture the long struggle for equality that black and minority people had endured in the past, to global food events which allow your taste buds to embark on a journey around the world, there is something for everyone.

One of the most remarkable events to be held this month is a talk by our very own President, Chisomo Phiri, the first ever black female President in the Union's history. As many know, this is not only a great achievement but also a step in the right direction towards greater inclusivity of Black and Ethnic people within greater society.

Many great and exciting events, which are all free to attend, will be running throughout the month of October, to get involved look out for announcements made by the Students' Union on social media.

Fardowsa Ali, Swyddog BME