The University of Sussex Students’ Union has appointed award-winning writer, Su’ur Su’eddie Vershima Agema as Black History Month Curator. The appointment was made in July 2019.
Agema, who is finishing his Master’s in International Education and Development from the School of Education and Social Works in the University, comes with a load of experience. He has only recently, convened and curated the Benue Book and Arts Festival, a national literary convention that had in attendance a lot of writers, literary enthusiasts and development workers in Makurdi in Benue State, Nigeria.
He would be working closely with fellow Union staff, students, staff, Black History organisations, and the Brighton & Hove community to ensure that the University’s 2019 Black History Month will be inclusive, embracive and student-oriented. This is in line with the Union’s motto: for students, by students.
Black History Month in the United Kingdom runs through the entire month of October and in many cases, extends into November. For the Sussex Students Union, it is a way of celebrating her black students, the university’s rich cultural history of Africa/Black history from the South African anti-apartheid struggles to major movements today, and the Brighton and Hove black history. Planned programmes for the month thus far, include cultural events within the University and in the community, historical tours, exhibitions, movie screenings and the like. Updates for events will be found on this blog or on the official Sussex Students Union website, http://sussexstudent.com. For inquiries on Black History Month at Sussex, general contributions, sponsorship and/or the like, send a mail to email@example.com.