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Black History Month 2019

By sophiebk 24 Sep 2019

October is Black History Month and there is plenty of events and opportunities to get involved with at the University, and around the City.

Sunday 6th October - Human Rights and Freedom Fights, Intl Slavery Museum

A chance to get hands-on with objects in the International Slavery museum collection celebrating civil rights movements, revolutionaries and freedom fighters. More info here.

Thursday 10th October - Hidden Figures Film Screening

Film Screening: Hidden Figures (5.30pm). Location is TBC but will shortly be available on the Eventbrite here.

Thursday 10th October - Rush at Liverpool Playhouse

Rush tells the story of Reggae music from the arrival of the Windrush Generation from Jamaica, bringing their stories, history and music with them, through the sixties and seventies as their music evolved to take the world by storm. Featuring the classic music of: ska, rock steady, reggae, calypso, gospel, lovers rock and dancehall played live by the JA Reggae Band. More info and tickets here.

Saturday 12th October - Celebrating BHM Performances, World Museum

Masquerades are used around the world to celebrate and communicate when words won’t do justice. Visitors to the World Museum can create their own masque-beings, and get involved with performances from Movema Dance from 11.30am.

Sunday 27th October - Underground Railroad

Find out more about how enslaved African people were helped on the road to freedom by the underground railroad and get hands on with some objects from Intl Slavery museum collection to discover more about these amazing escapes. More info here.

Monday 28th October - Women and Activism

Find out more about incredible women activists and get hands on with objects from Intl Slavery Museum collection. More info here.

Wednesday 30th October - Afrofuturism Short Films

Free event at the Intl Slavey Museum that will explore Afrofuturism, with short films making a big impact! Stacked with dynamic shorts including ‘Z:The Beginning’ by Afrofuturist Nigerian Filmakers Critics Company. Starts at 2pm, more info here.