Black History Month 2023


Here is the program across the university, staff and student-led:

3 October 2023 – Black History Month Launch, 12:45pm on Teams

3 October 2023 – Black History Month Trivia Night, African Caribbean Society event, 8,30pm (details here)

10 October 2023 – Public Talk and Book Launch DIE STANDING with Elmer Dixon, Black Panther and Consultant, Senate Room, Lanyon Building, 5:30pm

12 October 2023 – Networking for Underrepresented Groups in STEM. African Caribbean Society with the Women in STEM Society (see ACS Instagram for more details)

18 October, Student-Organised Roundtable, at the Graduate School, Room TR7, 5,00-7,00pm

19 October 2023, Belfast Film Premiere: “On Resistance Street” Queen’s Film Theatre, 6:15pm

25 October – Mock United Nations and BHM night, with Africa House NI (see ACS Instagram for more details).

27 October – Closing BHM event (sponsored by iRISE)

                                 Queen’s Film Theatre BHM program ’23:

9 Oct, 8.30pm, “Queen & Slim”
Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith star as a couple on their first date who become fugitives after an altercation with the police. Free posters designed by Brazilian illustrator Daniel Batista for each attendee.

12 Oct, 8.45pm, “Omen”
A deserving winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard New Vision Award, rapper-turned-filmmaker Baloji’s magical realist drama is a dazzling debut.

13-15 Oct, “Bobi Wine: The People’s President
From the slums of Kampala to the national political arena, this gripping film charts the rise of Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine – the pop star-turned-politician seeking to end Uganda’s brutal dictatorship.

14 Oct, 3.15pm, “Claudine
In an attempt to counter the far-fetched excesses of the blaxploitation films at the time, Claudine focuses on the day to day struggles of a single black mother and her working class family.

17-19 Oct, “Once Upon a Time in Uganda
Set in the heart of Uganda, Once Upon a Time in Uganda celebrates a universal love and passion for movies through the story of the world-famous Wakaliwood studios.

19 Oct, 6.15pm, “On Resistance Street + Q&A”
With contributions from a host of renowned musicians, bands and commentators, On Resistance Street is an in-depth examination of the role music plays in the fight against fascism, racism and bigotry.

 The library is offering a trial of ProQuest Black Studies during the whole month (here)  

Some other events are still being organised and will be listed as they are confirmed. 

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