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Black History Month

October marks the celebration of Black History Month, and this year EUSA and the University are running a range of events which aim to raise awareness and facilitate conversation among the University community, and to mark the achievements of individuals and cultures through history and today.

Journeys and Stories Festival at Teviot

From the 25-26 October at Teviot, EUSA will be hosting the 'Journeys and Stories' Festival, which will offer engaging and entertaining sessions for all.

Festival sessions include:

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  • live music and poetry night
  • films
  • raffle with prizes
  • African and Arabic Dance Society performances
  • critical debates and discussions

Keynote speakers

Other Black History Month events to note in your diary include:

Book launch: Gary Younge, The Speech

Author Gary Younge, columnist for the Guardian, tells about his latest book ‘The Speech’ - a backstory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ address.

Monday 14 October 2013, 6.30pm

Monday 14 October 2013, 8.00pm

Thomsons Land, Moray House

Book tickets

Journey to the future… from emancipation to achievement

Dr. Rowena Arshad, Head of Moray House School of Education, will give an insightful lecture on black 'journeys'.

Thursday 24 October 2013, 6.00pm

Thursday 24 October 2013, 6.00pm

Teviot Lecture Theatre

Book tickets

Ticket for both events are free and available on Eventbrite.

EUSA has been working with the Black and Minority Ethnic Network, and the African and Caribbean Society to organise Black History Month events since 2010.

For more information on the festival, please visit the EUSA website.