Black History Month

About the month

Welcome to Black History Month 2020! We’re super excited to bring you this campaign where you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate Black culture and heritage, learn about Black History and important issues, and try something new!

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement this year is a reminder to us all that racial injustice is still prevalent in our society and we each need to do what we can to educate ourselves on these issues– what better way to learn more than to take part in some of our events?

Black History Month here at QMSU and BLSA is brought to you by our organising committee and many of our societies and student groups to bring you a great range of online events and activities. Make sure to check out the full range available including our Culture List where you can discover a great selection of black films, books, TV shows and music that you can engage with. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tiana Dinard-Samuel, VP Communities
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Black Societies Spotlight

Black History Month is the perfect time to engage with some of our black student groups and their events! There are a range to choose from and they would love to welcome you to their activities! We have an African and Caribbean Society (ACS) on each of our Mile End and Barts campuses where you can engage with black culture and make new friends! If you are interested in learning more about particular cultures, why not check out Somali Society or North African society? If you're more interested in activism and issues to do with the African Diaspora, then Pan-African Society is for you. If you're a black girl and you love to read, then get in touch with Black Girl Book Club! There really is something for everyone and these societies will help you meet new people and have fun!

QM ACS - @qmulacs
BL ACS - @bartsacs
Pan African - @qm_panafrican
Decolonise - @decoloniseqmul
Somali Society - @qmsomsoc
North African Society - @qmnasoc
Black Girl Book Club - @qmbgbc
Diaspora Speaks - @diasporaspeaks

BHM 2020 Culture List
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
  • Natives by Akala
  • Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Race and Class by Angela Davis
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  • The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • When They See Us – Netflix
  • Pose - Netflix
  • I May Destroy You - BBC
  • Dear White People - Netflix
  • They Gotta Have Us – Netflix
  • Blood and Water – Netflix
  • Noughts and Crosses – BBC
  • Atlanta – BBC
  • Insecure – Sky
  • Queen Sugar – Amazon Prime
  • She’s Gotta Have It – Netflix
  • Say Your Mind
  • Receipts Podcast
  • Black Gals Livin’
  • Under the Arch
  • Black is King (2020)
  • Just Mercy (2019)
  • 13th (2016)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Farming (2018)
  • Queen and Slim (2019)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • Do The Right Thing (1989)
  • Da 5 Bloods (2020)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  • The Wedding Party (2016)
  • Selah and the Spades (2019)
  • Belle (2013)
  • Burning and Illusion (1981)
  • Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Bullet Boy (2004)
  • Girlhood (2014)
  • City of God (2002)
  • Love and Basketball (2000)
  • Patricia Bright
  • Jackie Aina
  • Nathan Zed
  • LA Beautyologist
  • Tabitha Brown
  • Chunkz
  • Vee Kativhu

Contact your VP Communities

Tiana Dinard-Samuel