What‘s on this Black History Month?

This Black History Month, LUU is exploring a whole host of ‘Black &’ identities through the following line-up of events:

Leeds Student Radio x Black History Month

Leeds Student Radio are throwing open their balcony windows each Friday of Black History Month between 12-2pm to celebrate Black DJs past and present.

Date: Every Friday, Oct 4th-25th

Time: 12 – 2PM

Place: Outside LUU

Ticket: Free

Farmers‘ Market x Black History Month

Each Monday in October, Black History Month is taking over the Farmers‘ Market in front of LUU to showcase food, drink, art and more.

Date: Every Monday, Oct 7th-28th

Time: 10AM – 5PM

Place: Outside LUU

Ticket: Free

Black History Month Terrance Tunes Takeover

Come to Terrace and enjoy a special Thursday night for Black History Month, featuring a curated playlist of Black artists through history.

List of offered drinks available on the LUU website.

Date: Friday Oct 18th

Time: 7PM – 12AM

Place: LUU – Terrace

Ticket: Free

Black & Books: Decolonising Workshop

Abiha, your Education Officer, wants to know why your reading lists are so pale, male and stale. Bring along the reading list for one of your modules and join her for a series of workshops that explore how your curriculum could be much more diverse.

Date: Friday Oct 18th & 21st

Time: 12 – 2PM

Place: LUU – Room 5

Ticket: Free

Black & Film: Hidden Figures

LUU’s Liberation Coordinator team present a free screening [with popcorn!] of the 2016 movie Hidden Figures which tells the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – who played an integral role in launching astronaut John Glenn into space. There‘ll be room for discussion of the film as well.

The film is 127 minutes long.

Date: Monday Oct 21st

Time: 6 – 9PM

Place: LUU – Function 

Ticket: Free

ACS Legacy

The African Caribbean Society presents Legacy: A cultural showcase that aims to celebrate, embrace and empower what it means to be of black heritage. We have performances from spoken word artists, musicians and even a fashion show presented by the East African society. The African and Caribbean culture also offer wonderful food, from the spicy and flavor-filled Jollof rice to the beautiful aromas of jerk chicken. All in all, Legacy is the epitome of Black History Month.

Date: Wednesday Oct 23rd

Time: 6:30 – 9PM

Place: LUU – Riley Smith Theatre 

Ticket: £5-7 (Buy now or On Door)

Home Sweet Home

This event is about community, celebration and cooking. Come and join members of the Windrush generation and the wider local community as we end our Black History Month Celebration in song, stories and taste.

All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday Oct 29th

Time: 6 – 8:30PM

Place: LUU – Foyer 

Ticket: Free

Black Feminist Halloween Special: Astrology and Black Spirituality

More information to be confirmed. Please look on the LUU website for more details to come. 

Date: Thursday Oct 31st

Time: 6 – 8PM

Place: Baines Wing SR 2.10

Ticket: Free

Mary Yeh & Georgie Fuhri