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Black History Month 2018
All events are free and open to all unless stated otherwise

Black History Through Time: A Photo Exhibition
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Wednesday 03 October 2018, 5:00pm-6:30pm. 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock
The theme of this photo exhibition is Black History Through Time. This exhibition covers Black British History, Global Perspective, Pop Culture and Making History.

Race and the Referendum - Ethnic Minority Attitudes to EU Membership
Hosted by the LSE Library
Thursday 04 October 2018, 1:00pm-2:00pm. LSE Library Gallery
Neema Begum will talk about her research on ethnic minority attitudes to EU membership, amongst the backdrop of the Library’s archives on the history of Britain in and out of the EU. The talk will be followed by a chance to explore the Library exhibition.

Black History Through Time: where are we now?
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Friday 05 October 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Old Theatre, Old Building
In this lecture to mark Black History Month, historian David Olusoga will tackle the theme Black History Through Time: where are we now?

Black History Month Edition: Black Out Beaver
LSE Students’ Union Weekly Newspaper
Tuesday 09 October 2018. On campus

Black British Feminism: past, present and future 
Hosted by the LSE Library and LSE Embrace
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clements House
A roundtable discussion with Dawn Butler M.P. and Dr Suki Ali reflecting on Black British feminism in the past, present, and future with Dr Imaobong Umoren.

Henna Street Party
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Sheffield Street
Henna has been used in Africa for centuries, a history that is not always known. This event serves as exciting opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue.

Black History Month Celebration: Spoken Word Night
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union and LSE Embrace
Friday 19 October, 7pm-8:30pm. The Venue (Basement) Saw Swee Hock
Spoken Word and after party In Collaboration with LSE Embrace Network.

Volunteering: Transcribe Anti-Slavery Manuscripts (Internal students)
Hosted by LSE Volunteer Centre
Monday 22 October, 11am-1pm. LSE Life, bookable via CareerHub
One-off volunteering opportunity to assist archiving the history of the 19th century anti-slavery movement.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): the life of a black British composer
Hosted by the Department of International History
Tuesday 23 October 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building
This film explores the remarkable life, music and political involvement of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the classical composer, who was born to a father from Sierra Leone descended from African-American slaves, and who shot to fame in Edwardian England and the United States, only to die at the tragically young age of 37.

A spotlight on… inspirational BME Women at LSE
Hosted by EDI@LSE
Tuesday 23 October – Wednesday 31 October 2018. LG Foyer, New Academic Building
Mini-exhibition of reflections on the workplace, from inspirational BME Women at LSE.

Black History Walks (Internal staff & students)
Hosted by LSE Embrace
Wednesday 24 October 2018. St Pauls/Bank Area
In just 140 minutes your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence and contribution to London’s way of life. Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all connected to Africa and the Caribbean in ways which you wouldn't imagine. Contact Sonia Gomes by 19 October to book.

BlacKkKlansman: Talk,  Film Screening plus Q&A (Internal staff & students)
Hosted by the United States Centre and EDI@LSE
Thursday 25 October, 6:00pm-8:30pm. Bookable shortly via the US Centre
An exclusive film screening of the BlacKkKlansman, this event will take place during Black History Month. The film draws a connecting line through America’s history of white supremacy to the current US administration. The event format will consist of a talk beforehand, providing a context to the setting of the film, and a Q&A after the screening. This event is free and open to internal staff and students, but limited tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam - Mustafa Briggs
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Monday 29 October 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Venue (Basement) Saw Swee Hock
Workshop by Mustafa Briggs, a graduate of Arabic and International Relations from the University of Westminster. Mustafa uses this workshop to explore and uncover the relationship between Islam and Black History.

Black Achievers
Hosted by LSE Embrace
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm. 8th Floor, New Academic Building
Gallery and panel discussion celebrating black male excellence and contributions made in Eduction, Creative Industries, Politics, Business and Sport.

Who’s Included? Black Women and the Workplace
Hosted by EDI@LSE

Wednesday 31 October, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Room 5.02, Clement House
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené (authors of ‘Slay in Your Lane’) in conversation with Dr Coretta Phillips, Maryane Mwaniki and Busayo Twins, on the barriers and opportunities that black women encounter in higher education and the workplace more generally.