October is Black History Month in the UK - to celebrate, LSE has a range of programmes and resources on offer, including film screenings and a conference in addition to mentoring programmes and our BME staff network. Details in the post below.
Wednesday 9 October, 12.30-2pm, 32L.B.09
This film celebrates a little known part of Audre Lorde’s life when she was a visiting professor in Berlin. During this time, Lorde ignited the Afro-German movement, empowering black women to write and to publish and challenging white women to recognise the significance of their privilege.
Please book a ticket on lseblackhistorymonth.eventbrite.co.uk as places are limited. Bring your lunch and friends!
Saturday 19 October, 10am-4pm
The Black Achievement Conference is a free one-day event for African-Caribbean students in Years 10, 11 and 12, and their parents and carers. For more information, please see Widening Participation.
LSE is offering two places on the Stellar HE Programme to black and minority ethnic staff on bands 7 and above. Stellar is a strategic development programme for BME leaders in the higher education sector. To find out more about Stellar, please see - http://diversitypractice.co.uk/events/stellar-he-london/
If you are a BME member of staff on band 7 or above and interested in applying, please fill in the Stellar HE form [doc] and send to Ferhat Nazir-Bhatti (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday 8 October.
B-MEntor is a cross-institutional mentoring scheme aimed at enhancing career development opportunities for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academic and research staff. The scheme is run in partnership with University College London (UCL), King’s College, Brunel University, Imperial College, the Institute of Education and Queen Mary, University of London. For more information, see B-MEntor.
Staff network: EMBRACE
EMBRACE (email@example.com) is LSE’s black and minority ethnic staff network. EMBRACE is screening a number of films throughout the month, all at 6.15pm in 32L.B.07. No need to book, just turn up -
- In the Mood for Love – Thursday 10 October
- White Material – Thursday 17 October
- Beloved – Wednesday 23 October
- The Last King of Scotland – Wednesday 30 October
Any queries? Contact Equality.and.Diversity@lse.ac.uk.