Black History Month at Reading University Students' Union

Black History Month

It’s October so once again RUSU is marking Black History Month by celebrating the contribution African and Caribbean communities have made to British Culture. There are many ways you can get involved. We will be running an art competition which if you’re interested in participating in please contact or

As well as this, you can get involved by adding to our civil rights timeline which can be found on the blue wall in downstairs RUSU. To add your contribution, find a key date of change that you think is important and download the template below to fill it in.

Moment of Silence for Slavery Remembrance
Monday 2nd October

Whitenights Flapgole, 13:00

Conversation Corner with Dorothy Dix
Monday 9th October

RUSU Boardroom, 13:30

Join Dorothy Dix, director of the charity Creating Better Futures, in discussing black students’ experience of higher education.

Scratchylus & Empress Reggae
Friday 13th October

Monterey Lounge, 19:00-23:00

Scratchylus & Empress Reggae are coming to Reading as part of their 2017 university tour. Having performed at universities and festivals across the country, this is an act not to be missed. Free entry.

Panel Discussion on Racism within the UK Police Force
Thursday 26th October

Monterey Lounge, 18:00

News Articles

Please have a read of a poem written for Black History Month by your RUSU Part-Time Officer for BME, Doyin Ogunmilua. Doyin has also written an article on the history and importance of Black History Month.

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