Sensation of Blackness

Sensation of Blackness

Black History Month
Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Zoom
Category: Public lectures, Academic events
Speaker: Tawona Sitholé, Ropafadzo Zinyuke, Bella Matambanadzo, Jamal Lee and Shanon Bobinger

Following the tradition of previous years, the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow has organised a programme of events for Black History Month.

Black history month seeks to acknowledge or celebrate blackness. What does it say about society that, almost a century after its inception, black history month is still important, or necessary. Sometimes a nuanced sense, sometimes sensationalised, how is blackness  experienced by those described as black? Poet Tawona Sitholé hosts a discussion of these questions with 4 guests from different parts of the world: Ropafadzo Zinyuke, Bella Matambanadzo, Jamal Lee and Shanon Bobinger.

For biographies of the speakers, please see the event registration page.

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