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What is the theme of Black History Month this year and what is to come?

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Black History Month is a whole entire month dedicated to learning more about Black history and culture, celebrating the achievements of Black people around the world and their contributions to British society, and putting the spotlight on racial injustice that Black people in the UK might experience today.

It was first recognised in the UK in 1987 to mark the 150th anniversary of Caribbean emancipation, the 25th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, the commemoration of the birth of well-renowned Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey and to recognise the work of anti-racism community activists of that time. It was started by Dr Maulana Karenga and Akyaaba Addai-Sebo. Their vision is still alive today, with there being PLENTY to do around London to celebrate Black History Month- starting from right here at your very own university!

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Our Sisters’. Throughout this month we will be posting various content dedicated to celebrate this month; this will include a special podcast episode with both Roehampton Students, staff and special guests. Your Sabb team is looking forward to seeing you this month, please do not hesitate to get involved in this incredible opportunity to celebrate Black history!

Check out the official Black History Month website on how you can celebrate this month!