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News: Cel­e­brat­ing Black His­to­ry Month — a stu­den­t’s view

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A student smiling in front of a white backdrop in a student union hoodie
A student smiling in front of a white backdrop in a student union hoodie

Meet Donna, Level 3 Health and Social Care student and Nottingham College Students' Union Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Officer. This October, Donna's highlighting Black History Month across the College, sharing stories with students and staff.

Hi, my name is Don­na and I am the BAME Offi­cer on the Stu­dents’ Union. I just want­ed to let you know that Octo­ber is Black His­to­ry Month in the UK

 — Don­na

This nation­al cel­e­bra­tion aims to pro­mote and cel­e­brate Black con­tri­bu­tions to British soci­ety, and to fos­ter an under­stand­ing of Black his­to­ry in general. 

It is where the coun­try cel­e­brates and black cul­ture and the achieve­ments of black peo­ple in art, sci­ence, busi­ness, sport… in fact all spheres of human life, to edu­cate all and cre­ate an accept­ing environment.”

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Here in Not­ting­ham there have been var­i­ous cel­e­bra­tions over the year, as part of Black His­to­ry 365. Whilst Not­ting­ham recog­nis­es and cel­e­brates Octo­ber as Black His­to­ry Month, they have been keen to acknowl­edge the life, his­to­ry and achieve­ments of Black peo­ple who changed soci­ety in the UK through­out the year as part of the nation­al cam­paign Black His­to­ry 365 cam­paign. There are var­i­ous events hap­pen­ing over Octo­ber, and you can vis­it the link below for more information. 

Over this month I will also be shar­ing some sto­ries on Stu­dent­Net of influ­en­tial black peo­ple in history.”

- Don­na

Published on:
  • 4th October 2019 (2:26 PM)
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