Black History Month at the Kent Union

Kent Union has launched a fantastic programme of events for Black History Month, taking place across the university over the course of the month, which include film screenings from The Gulbenkian, live online discussions, and a talk from keynote speaker Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. The University is also hosting a number of exhibitions, including a #BlackLivesMatter Kent Student Protests exhibition to showcase student and staff involvement in the BLM protests over the past few months here in Canterbury, as well as an exhibition about African women in healthcare in tribute to the NHS which has been working extra hard to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Am I Enough? – Wednesday 14th October 14:00

Wellbeing coach, Toluwa Oyeleye, will be hosting an online webinar to explore themes of emotional resilience, comparison with others, and running your own race.

University of Kent Annual Race Equality Lecture – Thursday 22nd October at 17:00

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (VC of the University of the West Indies) will be speaking at this event.

Film Screenings

Les Misérables – Sat 10 – Thu 15 Oct (Panel discussion Thu 15 Oct)

2019 French drama – Not the one with Anne Hathaway!

Black Panther – Tuesday 20th October at 19:00

There will a screening of this iconic film at The Gulbenkian followed by a panel discussion.

Rocks – Thursday 22nd October at 19:00

Head down to the Canterbury campus for a screening of this film which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Miss Juneteenth – Thursday 29th October at 19:00

This powerful film will be screened at The Gulbenkian and followed by a panel discussion.