Black History Month events
Black N Proud: Exploring B.A.M.E LGBTIQ+
17:00 – 21:00, Friday 30 October, Room 437, Rose Bowl.
Keynote speakers will present 15 minute talks on issues including:
- How to advocate for inclusion and equality of all persons
- Being BAME, LGBT*IQ and having faith (open to Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist etc). Other issues pertinent to the lives of queer of colour individuals
- Other intersectional issues for BAME community
These talks will then be followed by a Panel Discussion and an Open Space Discussion.
A sandwich buffet and soft drinks will be served before the talks at 17:00 - 18:00 for networking.
This event is free to attend and open to all. Book your place here.
Cultural Conversations: “It’s not all sequins and bikinis: Power, performance and play in the Leeds and Trinidad Carnival”
12:30 – 14:00 Wednesday 7 October, Thoresby Room, Leeds City Museum.
Dr Emily Marshall is going to be asking to what extent contemporary Caribbean carnival practices in Leeds and Trinidad continue to provide a challenge to officialdom – or do they, paradoxically, reinstate the rules?
This event is part of the 'Leeds Cultural Conversations' series, presented by Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council. 'Leeds Cultural Conversations' are a series of monthly talks programmed by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University.
Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni: Book launch and readings
18:00 - 20:30, Friday 9 October, Room 437 Lecture Theatre B, Rose Bowl
An in-conversation and book launch event with award-winning authors of Caribbean origin, Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni. Caryl Phillips' new novel, The Lost Child, is a story of orphans and outcasts influenced by Wuthering Heights. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Crossing the River, Phillips was born in St Kitts, grew up in Leeds and presently teaches at Yale University.
Equal parts Trinidadian, Bahamian and US citizen, Robert Antoni is the author of five books and is a recipient of the prestigious OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Antoni's new book, As Flies To The Whatless Boys, is a richly comic historical novel.
This event is hosted by the Leeds Beckett Centre for Culture and the Arts in partnership with Peepal Tree Press, The Big Book Ends Festival and Leeds University and is open to our staff and students.
Congo History Symposium
09:15 – 15:45, Saturday 10 October, Rose Bowl.
This event brings together humanities-based academics working on King Leopold II's Congo Free State (1885-1908). The symposium aims to “enable dialogue between academics with different linguistic and disciplinary expertise in order to understand more fully the transnationalism of the Congo Free State, and of the humanitarian campaign against Leopold's control of the region.”
The event will include panel presentations chaired by Dr Grainne Goodwin, Senior Lecturer in History at Leeds Beckett and Sarah de Mul, Senior Lecturer of Literary Studies at the Open University of the Netherlands. Panel members include academics from Cambridge University, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren), Hamburg University, Carroll College, Montana, USA, Uppsala University, University of Central Lancashire, Northumbria University and KU Leuven in Belgium.
Annual race lecture: “Race Equality in Education: Measuring Up?”
17:30 – 20:00 Wednesday 21 October at the Rose Bowl.
This event is hosted by our University Race, Equality and Diversity Forum and includes presentations from guest speakers Rodney Hinds, Dr Diahanne Rhiney and our BA (Hons) International Relations & Peace Studies student, Dumi Senda.
Rodney Hinds is the Sports Editor of The Voice newspaper and has over 25 years’ experience in the world of media. Dr Diahanne Rhiney is an award winning business consultant with a proven track record in PR, reputation management and diversity marketing. Dumi Senda is an internationally acclaimed poet, children’s author and peace activist. Read more about Dumi and his poetry on his blog.
African-Caribbean and Asian refreshments will be provided 17:30 - 18:00 and we encourage attendees to join us and enjoy the delicious food.
The event is free to attend and open to all. Book your place here.
Rev. Dr Carver Anderson: Understanding the 'Spirit', the Root and Heart of the Streets for Black Young Men
17:00 - 20:00, Monday 26 October, Lecture Theatre D, Rose Bowl, City Campus.
Dr Carver considers discusses his research with black young men in prison and within the community, exploring their thoughts and responses regarding church, family, the street, education, morality, relationships, criminal justice and criminality.