Black History Month: What’s On?

This year, the University of York is celebrating BlackHistoryMonth (BHM) with the theme Saluting Our Sisters. The webpage highlights the report “‘Everything is racialised on top’: Black and racially minoritised girls’ and women’s experiences of public sexual harassment in the UK”. This report, produced by colleagues at York, is the first on this issue in the UK. It demonstrates the prevalence and forms of sexual harassment experienced by Black and minoritised women, as well as structural, institutional and cultural barriers to disclosure and help-seeking. York also continue to promote the actions we take at the University, including the online training module ‘Union Black: Britain’s Black cultures and steps to anti-racism‘. The module inspires learners to understand different forms of racism – including micro-aggression and institutional racism – and to become active allies. We strongly encourage everyone to use this resource and share this widely with your students and colleagues.

Two key events by the Staff Race Equality Forum and the Equality & Diversity Team:

Black History Month Open Mic
Tuesday, 31 October, 12 noon – 2pm
P/T/005, Physics/Exhibition Centre
Details and Registration on this Eventbrite link

DecolonisING the University: collectively learning from grassroots organisers – panel discussions
Tuesday, 7 November, 12 noon – 2pm
SLB/118 Lecture Theatre, Spring Lane Building
Details and Registration on this Eventbrite page