Benjamin Zephaniah

The University is celebrating Black History Month with a number of flagship events over the next few days.

On Monday, 29 October the 2012 Annual Race Equality Lecture will consider the impact of black and ethnic minority people’s visibility, and how this affects race equality and leadership.

This year’s speakers are Baroness Haleh Afshar, Professor in Politics and Women’s Studies at the University of York, writer and journalist Ekow Eshun, and Robin Landman OBE, Chief Executive of the Network for Black Professionals.

The lecture will take place at the Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College from 5.30 to 7pm.

A few days later on 1 November is Vibrant Visions, a programme of talks, arts and performances celebrating diversity and different cultures.

Participants include Bollywood fashion designer Rajesh Aiya, Guardian journalist and writer Hannah Pool, and the winners of the 2012 Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Competition, an event that invites students, children and local residents to write poems about social change.

Vibrant Visions takes place at the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College. More information on both events and others is available by clicking the weblink on this page.

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