You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. […]Read More Welcome!!
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you *drum rolls and applause* our Anthology for the Sussex Black History 2019 campaign. It is a collection of fine poems and short stories that I sure hope you will enjoy. I should mention that our impressive contributor list including award winners and superstar writers like Servio Gbadamosi, Graham […]Read More THE BLACK HISTORY ANTHOLOGY
If one can explain the insistence of blacks – in its full political definition – to claim their rights and be counted in the history of the United Kingdom or anywhere else, it would probably be best explained in these words: HERE TO STAY, HERE TO FIGHT. We are not leaving no matter how much […]Read More BHM DIARY: Here to stay, here to fight!
Hello! I will start with the exciting news first. Thursday 21st November is our Black History Day! And our focus group for the event is not just students but EVERYONE! Yaaaay! All-day, we will be having a mini-exhibition at the Common Room, Falmer House, University of Sussex (of course). We will REALLY REALLY appreciate it […]Read More CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY DAY AT SUSSEX UNIVERSITY
Week 8 Wednesday 20th November, 2019 Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology Reading and Interaction (2-4pm, Debating Chamber, Falmer House) This will be a panel discussion on the book, Here to Stay, Here to Fight which draws together many of these key articles and extracts into an impressive collection – the […]Read More BLACK HISTORY 18th November – 25th November 2019
The Students Union in collaboration with the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (ACCA), University of Sussex will be screening the award winning Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Tony Kgoroge at the ACCA by 7pm. The screening will be started with a question and answer session with the screen writer, […]Read More Long Walk to Freedom: Movie Screening and Q & A with Screenwriter William Nicholson (7-10:15pm, ACCA)
Sunday 27th October, 2019 The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) at our University of Sussex screened the intensive Kenyan movie, Rafiki which traces the love story of two women who are daughters of political rivals. Their love affair is frowned at by the society, representative of the larger Kenyan country where same-sex relationships are an […]Read More BHM DIARY: SCREENING ‘RAFIKI’ AT THE ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE
Molly Prentice ran around to ensure that the Debating Chamber was set for the Creative Writing Workshop. It had been a gloomy day and not the kind of atmosphere to start any session with. Hot water, tea, biscuits and some other snacks later brought by Workshop facilitator, Su’ur Su’eddie Vershima Agema plus music, the Debating […]Read More BHM DIARY: Writing History in Colour Creative Writing Workshop
(Time: 6:30pm, Room 76, Falmer Bar) The African & Caribbean Society presents a second event for Black History Month, this time focusing on taking everyone through the melody of years of black music to see how it was used to cultivate and express black identity. Make a date because it promises to be fun! Entry fee […]Read More ACS Presents Black Music Throughout the Years
It was an awesome day today as we counted another day on our Black History Month calendar. From 4-6pm, we had the amazing Pravini Baboeram as we screened her musical documentary, ‘The Uprising’ which focuses on resistance against racism in Europe. The documentary uses commentary/experiences of various notable academics and practitioners from diverse backgrounds, including […]Read More BHM DIARY: SCREENING ‘THE UPRISING’ AND DECOLONISE SUSSEX MEETING
Luke Akaguri was a part of the Centre for International Education (CIE) and had just finished his doctoral studies, returned to Ghana, then died. Suddenly. Leaving a wife and three children. Luke was a positive spirit who was hardworking and promising. He was a gift to his country, Ghana, to several people in Brighton and […]Read More BHM Diary: Luke’s Walk & Screening RUDEBOY