Black History Month 2022

Black History Month

Black History Month takes place in October and the University of Plymouth is proud to support this celebration of black achievements in the UK with a month-long season of events. 
The origins of Black History Month go back to the United States in 1920, and nearly 100 years later this worldwide event still takes place annually and the UK marks Black History Month in October every year. This month is a time for everyone to come together to celebrate Black contributions to British society, as well as fostering a greater understanding of Black history.
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Time for Change: Action Not Words

"Black people are often given the double burden of experiencing racism and discrimination, and then being expected to fix it. Hopefully, by making the theme of this year’s Black History Month magazine and website Time for Change: Action Not Words’ we can come together to make a change for the better."
Catherine Ross, Editor at Black History Month UK

Black History Month at The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Find our display on Level 1 (close to the entrance gates) which will showcase 8 specially selected books and eBooks for Black History Month as well as information about the book and author. A second display can be found outside SumUp (near the lifts on Level 1) showcasing an additional selection of great books by black authors.  
Not on campus? We have compiled an online reading list with details of our selection of Black History Month books as well as our special 8 book and eBook selection.
Want to win a copy of ‘100 Great Black Britons’?
Fill out a card on Level 1 of the library or online and tell us which black author or individual you admire, who inspires you and why.
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Tackling racism on campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations

Advance HE is a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society. 
Advanced HE has created a set of resources for institutions to use in tackling racism on campus as part of the wider project, Tackling racism on campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations, an Advance HE Project funded by SFC and led by an expert group of EDI practitioners, academics, tertiary education staff, and students.

Black Lives Matter resources (FREDA)

FREDA activities are congruent with the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer.
The death of George Floyd in 2020 has brought BAME and White people together under the BLM banner, with protests highlighting longstanding issues over the treatment of Black people and the extent of institutional racism. FREDA has put together these resourcesto help focus our learning, linking to inequalities we have also seen from how Covid-19 is disproportionally affecting People of Colour.
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