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Black History Month at Arden University

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Welcome to Arden University's Black History Month Celebrations!

October 2023

Throughout the month of October, we are proud to honour Black History Month in the UK. At Arden University, we have a diverse line-up of events and activities, both online and in-person, designed to engage and educate both our students and colleagues.

Join us in showing your support as we delve into the rich tapestry of Black Culture and explore a wide range of influences that have shaped and continue to shape this vibrant cultural heritage.

Events and registration

You can find details about each of our events below. To register to attend, simply click on the ‘Register here’ button and we’ll send you further details about how to join.

The Meaning of Black History Month

Online event, Wednesday 4th October 2023

Join us for an Introduction to Black History Month Webinar where we will explore a broad spectrum of elements that have helped shape and still contribute to this vibrant cultural heritage.

Session title: The Meaning of Black History Month

Time: 13.00pm – 14.00pm BST

Webinar overview

Join us as we look at the importance of Black History Month! Hosted by Lecturer Ellie Benjamin, we’ll focus on the origins of Black History Month and its significance. We will explore this year’s theme, which is all about Celebrating Our Sisters! Get insights on how you can actively engage throughout the month.

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In Centre Black History - Lunch and Learns

In-person event, Tuesday 10th October 2023

Join our Black History Month Lunch and Learn sessions to explore Black culture and history.

Session title: In Centre Lunch and Learns Celebrating Black History

Time: Various – See in your local centre for more details.

Event overview

Join us in your local study centre for a celebration of Black culture and history. Enjoy some mouth-watering Afro-Caribbean Cuisine whilst we come together to learn more about Black History Month. There will be goodies waiting for you too! So, mark your calendar and let's make this event a memorable one!

More details about how to register for this event will follow shortly. 

Show Us Your Hair

Online event. Wednesday 11th October 2023

Come along and find out the importance of hair in the Black Community.

Session title, Black History Month: Show Us Your Hair

Time: 13.00pm – 14.00pm BST

Webinar overview

Join us for an event where we'll explore the world of Black hair, while gaining a deeper understanding of its diverse types.

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Should Black People Be Given Special Treatment?

Online event, Wednesday 18th October 2023

Join us for a crucial discussion on equity and fairness to gain valuable insights.

Session title: Black History Month: Should Black People Be Given Special Treatment?

Time: 13.00pm – 14.00pm BST

Webinar overview

Join Arden's School of Criminal Justice lecturer, Akua Arthur, to explore and engage in a conversation about equity and fairness. Do you think Black people should be given special treatment? Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion.

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Black History Month: Panel Event

Online event, Thursday 19th October 2023

Join us online for an insightful session featuring current and former students who have now become our colleagues here at Arden. Gain valuable insights into their life journeys and career paths.

Session title: Black History Month: Panel Event

Time: 13.00pm – 14.00pm BST

Webinar overview

Don't miss our interactive online panel event! It's your chance to hear directly from both our current Arden students and former alumni, who have since become part of the Arden family as colleagues at the University. They'll share their inspiring journeys, insights, and career paths, offering you advice from their experiences.

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Keynote Speaker, Andreena Leanne

Online event, Friday 20th October 2023

Andreena Leeanne, will share insights on authenticity, intersectionality, and allyship in the workplace, drawing from her own experiences and her acclaimed book.

Session title: Authenticity, Intersectionality, and Allyship in the Workplace: Insights from Andreena Leeanne

Time: 13.00pm – 14.00pm BST

Webinar overview

Join Andreena Leeanne, an accomplished Self-Employed Lived Experience Speaker, Wellbeing Workshop Facilitator, Poet, and Author of CHARRED, for an insightful event where she'll discuss authenticity, intersectionality, equity, diversity, and practical workplace allyship based on her personal experiences and acclaimed book.

Join us at our Tower Hill Centre and Online to experience Andreenas’ story in person and to ask questions! 

The link to register will follow shortly.