Black History Month Soiree 2015

This event took place at Bournemouth University in Dorset and was especially designed by Dr Deborah Gabriel to highlight the contribution Black academics make to the global knowledge economy, to showcase the fusion of practice and research for social change and to promote collaboration among staff, students and local organisations.

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“Many thanks for hosting such a terrific event; the speakers were excellent and it was great to see such a good turnout.” Professor Keith Faulks, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
“I am so pleased that I made the effort to attend what proved to be an insightful and thought provoking event.” Carolyn Solomon-Pryce, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“…one of the most inspiring and engaging public/academic events that I have seen in a university in a long while.” Dr Heather Savigny, Associate Professor, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University.
“An excellent and informative evening. There is still so much work to do in this field to get full recognition of the contribution Black People have made; not just to the UK but the world. …there is still a lot to learn and by coming together in celebration, recognition and challenge – we can make a difference.” David Corbin, Equality and Diversity Manager, Dorset Healthcare.
“This is the first such event that I have attended and a high standard has been set. The speakers were exceptional, challenging the way we think about our social interactions. Personally I found it liberating to find that other people also experience a sense of loneliness and need to interact with people of a similar background. Events such as the one you hosted are worth every penny in bringing us all together.” Thabani Nyoni