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Black History Month 2021

October is Black History Month 2021 and here at Canterbury College we are celebrating black cultures and recognising the role that those of African and Caribbean descent played in our history and the enormous contributions black people continue to make to our country.

Learning Resource Centre

In honour of Black History Month, the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), have created a display of influential black musicians throughout history. All month, they will be sharing fantastic books by black authors on their Twitter and have also created an online resource for staff and students to discover a selection of new reads dedicated to or celebrating black lives. Check out their Black History Month book collection here.

Students’ Union Competition

The Students’ Union are running a Poetry and Art Competition throughout Black History Month.  Students have the chance to create a piece of artwork or poetry about their own personal experiences, or experiences of people close to them, regarding prejudice and issues around race and the challenges they may have faced as a black person in society.

Students will be able to vote for their favourite submission and the winner will receive a voucher and the opportunity to give a poetry reading or hold an exhibition of their artwork at College.


 

The Students’ Union will also be posting on their Instagram throughout the month to tell the stories of some influential black people in our history and celebrate their achievements.

Black History Month badges 

Canterbury College provides an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all students and the Students’ Union aims to spread this message. Black History Month badges are available to students to collect for free from the Students’ Union, if they wish to show their support by wearing them on their lanyards.