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Upcoming Black History Month events at the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton recognises and celebrates Black history as a year-round commitment, but October gives an extra boost for minority ethnic voices.

This Black History Month, there are a number of guest speaker sessions that students and staff can attend. The School of Business and Law’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, Dr Adaeze Okoye, will be speaking about the business and legal relations between West Africa, Portugal and Britain. Read more about the sessions.

Upcoming events 

11am, Wednesday 5 October – Staff network launch 
Speaker: Graciano Soares, chair of the University of Brighton’s Anti-Racist Network, discussing the launch of the university’s Anti-Racist Network.

11am, Monday 10 October – Compassion Starts with the Self 
Speaker: Dr Barbara Howard-Hunt, a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University, speaking on how compassion starts with the self.

11am, Wednesday 12 October – Racial Differences Between White and Black Digital Athletes in Sports-Videogames 
Speaker: Dr Paul Ian Campbell, Director of the University of Leicester Institute for Inclusivity in Higher Education, speaking on racial differences between White and Black digital athletes.

11am, Wednesday 19 October – Emerging Stronger: Leadership Lessons on Mental Health, Wellbeing, and the Future of Work 
Speaker: Dr Henry Majed, Co-Founder and CEO of MyMynd, discussing emerging stronger: leadership lessons on mental health, wellbeing and the future of work.

11am, Monday 24 October – Challenging the Status Quo 
Speaker: Salmena Carvalho, a lecturer at the Edinburgh College of Art, speaking about challenging the status quo.

11am, Wednesday 26 October – Exploring Culture, Health and Wellbeing Through Lived Experience 
Speakers: Aysha Rahman and Aline Giordano on exploring culture, health and wellbeing through lived experience: introduction to the Gestalt SOS Model.

11am, Thursday 27 October – Black Identities: White Therapies 
Speaker: Dr Dwight Turner, course leader at the University of Brighton, an activist, writer, and psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice.

2pm, Thursday 27 October – A Lifetime of Inspiration to Claiming a Proud Black Identity 
Speaker: Dr Yaa Asare, one of our senior lecturers, speaking about a lifetime of inspiration to claiming a proud Black identity.

11am, Monday 31 October – Historicity of Business and Legal Relations Between West Africa, Portugal and Britain (Lagos 1472-1960) 
Speaker: Dr Adaeze Okoye is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead for the School of Business and Law. She’ll be speaking about the historical authenticity of business and legal relations between West Africa, Portugal and Britain (Lagos 1472 – 1960).

Find out more about the events and how to attend.

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Zoe Cassell • October 5, 2022

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