Black History Month


Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of Black people across the globe – past and present. This year the theme is “Time for Change – Action Not Words”. The Students’ Union has interpreted this to mean a celebration of the impact Caribbean and African heritage and Black British people have had on British culture. From music and food, fashion, and art and many more parts of British life, our impact can be widely seen and felt. 

The current government continues to uphold white supremacy by ignoring how the cost-of-living crisis, climate change crisis, and immigration laws disproportionately affect black people. This year, we want to give our students the tools and knowledge to thrive in a society that does not always have their best interests at heart. As the weight of structural oppression falls on our shoulders, we will continue to thrive and make our mark – We Are the Culture.

We've got lots of events coming up this month, keep an eye out on our What's On page and Instagram @leicesterunion and @leicliberation.



  • 4th October- The Barbershop 
    • Time: 10-5pm 
    • Location: The Dance Studio/ Opportunities Hub  


  • 4th October- Black Girls Detox 
    • Time: 5-6pm 
    • Location: Training Room and Online


  • 11th October- Black Student Experience Working Group 
    • Time: 4-6pm 
    • Location: Training Room, Percy Gee Building


  • 11th October: BHM Film Night- Babylon (1980) 
    • Time: 7pm 
    • Location: Village Cinema Room 


  • 13th October: How to Survive in the Workplace 
    • Time: 1-2pm 
    • Location: Board Room, Percy Gee Building 


  • 19th October: BHM Wellbeing Wednesday 
    • Time: 7pm – 8.30pm 
    • Location: Freeman’s Social Space and Village Hub 


  • 26th October: PGR Symposium 
    • Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm 
    • Location: George Davies Centre Lecture Theatre 2 


  • 27th October: BHM Film Night – Nope (2022) 
    • Time: 7pm 
    • Location: Freeman’s Cinema Room 


  • 28th October: LeicsDecolonise Open Evening 
    • Time: 5pm- 6.30pm 
    • Location: Gee’s, Percy Gee Building 

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