October is Black History Month. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of the black community, recognising and sharing the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made throughout history. It is an opportunity to look back, reflect and understand Black history, as well as raising awareness and recognising there is still a lot more to do to establish equality.
This year SA Law will be celebrating Black heritage in the Law with our colleagues by sharing events, resources and further reading with everyone. While all our events this year will be virtual, we hope for future events we will be able to organise a guest speaker to join us.
Please do share your thoughts/feedback for any events/resources you attend with any of the Equality and Diversity committee, team member details shown below.
2021 resources and events:
- Selma - Netflix
- Malcolm X - Netflix
- Hidden Figures - Disney Plus (from 8 October)
- Moonlight - Amazon Prime (rent for £3.49)
- Fence - Netflix
- The Help - Disney Plus
- Queen of Katwe - Disney Plus
- Mandela, long walk to freedom - Netflix
- The Butler – Amazon Prime (rent for £3.49)
- 42 - Amazon Prime (rent for £3.49)
- Remember the Titans - Disney Plus
- Becoming -Becoming - Netflix
- Miss Juneteenth - Amazon Prime (rent for £3.49)
Books by Black Authors
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Win by William Kamkwamba
- A Woman of Firsts: The Midwife Who Built a Hospital And Changed The World by Edna Adan Ismail
- Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave by Zora Neale Hurston
- Black White and Gold by Kelly Holmes
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
- Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
- 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
- Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
- The World's War by David Olusoga
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
- Diversify by June Sarpong
- How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Virtual and in person events
- List of Black History Month events on Eventbrite
- Black History Month Storytelling Screening - Wednesday 20th October. Free KS1 and KS2 Streamed Storytelling Performance.
- Lockdown Buster - Every Friday evening 19:30. Fun, music, dance, quiz, sing.