Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month is celebrated in the UK every October, and aims to identify and champion the history, achievements and contributions of black people across the world. 

We are taking the opportunity as a School to celebrate achievements and raise awareness of ongoing inequalities faced by people from black backgrounds. We have developed this page as a central location in which to share events, blogs and resources that you may find useful or interesting. It is by no means exhaustive but will hopefully help to highlight some issues that have may have impacted our diverse community. If you’re a member of staff, please feel free to also share resources via LSTM Connects. 

The LSTM BAME Staff network have collaborated with the University of Liverpool BME network to curate a schedule of Black History Month events accessible to staff and students and are delivering discussion panels with a range of speakers focussed on Black Lives Matter in Health and Higher Education during October and November. Events are listed below.

Black History Month also sees the launch of a theme within the LSTM seminar series on Decolonisation of Global Health and inequalities in academia, which will continue over the next year. During Black History month there will be two seminars: in the first, on 7th October Laurence Westgaph (UoL) will talk on Liverpool Philanthropy, Slavery and Empire, and on 28th October Mishal Khan and Lioba Hirsch (LSHTM) will talk on Decolonising global health: colonial history & institutional structures that perpetuate disadvantage.

Decolonisation of Global Health and inequalities in academia: A LSTM Lecture series 

Black History Month also sees the launch of a theme within the LSTM seminar series on Decolonisation of Global Health and inequalities in academia.

The purpose of the theme is to stimulate reflection and discussion of how our history shapes inequalities today, what this means for existing structures in global health and what we can do to disrupt power and knowledge asymmetries to strive for a more equitable future.

This theme will continue throughout the academic year (2020-2021).

Liverpool Philanthropy, Slavery and Empire

Laurence Westgaph (UoL) 
7th October 2020

Sponsored by LSTM Department of International Public Health and organised by the LSTM BAME working group.

Laurence Westgaph is an independent researcher, community historian, writer, broadcaster, and tour guide. He has a particular interest in Liverpool’s role in the slave trade and how its legacies have benefited the city and impacted its built environment, civic, cultural, and educational institutions. Laurence has written on these subjects for Historic England and the architecture journal, Context, and has also advised HE on their Liverpool listed buildings that have a connection to slavery. Royal Institute of British Architects have also benefited from Laurence’s research as he has provided training for their RIBA Liverpool tour guides. Laurence is currently leading on the Liverpool Enslaved Memorial Project, established to create a permanent monument in the city to commemorate the enslaved people who lived, died, and were buried here during the slave trade period. In addition, Laurence is also working on his PhD at the University of Liverpool where he completed his masters.

Black Lives Matter in Health: A panel discussion

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Panel:

  • Dr Angela Obasi - LSTM
  • Natalie Denny - Writer & Cofounder of The Goddess Projects
  • Luc Bostock - UCU University of Liverpool Branch Equalities Representative
  • Tisian Lynskey-Wilkie - Registered Midwife, Cheshire & Merseyside Prevent Lead, Founder of Black Mum Magic Project. 
  • Chair: Dr Charles Ameh - LSTM

Organised by LSTM's BAME network and the University of Liverpool BME network the panel discussed health inequalities experienced by the BAME population as highlighted by COVID19, and the impact of structural racism on health outcomes.

This panel focussed on three main issues relating to racial equity and health:

  1. The main concerns and barriers for Black patients when using the UK healthcare system
  2. The actions health related organisations, HEI’s, medical schools and community initiatives should be taking to address them
  3. Exploring support systems for Black community members and identifying what non-Black staff/students/community members can do in solidarity with anti-racism

Event

Organisation

Date/venue/link

Open to

 

So We Marched, What Next? Panel discussion with Tracey Gore, The Chair of Liverpool’s New Race Equality Task Force, Kim Johnson MP and local activist Kolade T Ladipo

 

Writing on the Wall

1st October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/543-thurs-1st-october.html

 

All

Superhero Storytime with Yvonne Battle-Felton reading from a created a book of diverse short superhero stories and poems for children aged 7-11 years

Writing on the Wall

2nd October, 11am, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/545-fri-2nd-october-3.html

 

All

Black Rights Matter: Defending Equality Against the New Far Right with Shami Chakrabarti. Keynote talk.

Writing on the Wall

2nd October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/538-fri-2nd-october-2.html

 

All

Rising Phoenix: Music, Race & Disability. Featuring Toni Hickman, Keith Jones, George Doman and Leroy Moore 

Writing on the Wall

3rd October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/530-sat-3rd-october.html

 

All

1919 Race Riots - Walking Tours

Writing on the Wall

4th October, 11am

Venue: Chinese Arch, Nelson Street, L1 5DN

Tickets: £10/£5

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/213-1919-walking-tour.html

 

 

Forced out with Kevin Maxwell

Writing on the Wall

6th October 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/548-tues-6th-october.html

 

 

Liverpool Philanthropy, Slavery and Empire

Laurence Westgaph

 

LSTM Black History Month / Decolonisation in Global Health and inequalities in academia Seminar Series

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

 

7th October, 13.00 – 14.00

 

https://youtu.be/CoqqjEfdZnM

All

Decolonising the Curriculum

Dr Leona Vaughn and Dr Lucienne Loh.

Writing on the Wall

7th October 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/531-wed-7th-october.html

 

All

Storytime with Patrick Graham: The Three Little Jamaicans 

Writing on the Wall

Friday 9th October, 11 am, Facebook

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/537-fri-9-oct.html

 

All

Your Local Arena presents: A Caribbean Journey, featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson 

 

Writing on the Wall

Tues 13th - Sat 17th Oct, 10 am

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/528-tues-13th-october-sat-17th-october.html

All

Black Lives Matter in Health Discussion Panel

 

LSTM/UoL Black History Month

 

 

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

LSTM BAME Staff network & UoL BME network collaborative event

14th October, 13.00 – 14.00

 

Link TBC

All

Man Booker Prize-winner, Jamaican writer Marlon James  will be joining us from America to discuss his new, Africa-inspired breath-taking saga of adventure Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Writing on the Wall

14th October, 8pm,. Facebook

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marlon-james-in-conversation-tickets-121525874161

All

Storytime with Cheryl Martin

Writing on the Wall

Fri 16th October, 11 am, Facebook

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/550-fri-16th-october.html

 

All

Re-RightingHistory: Liverpool

 Madeline Heneghan, WoW’s Co-Director with Community Historian, Laurence Westgaph, Sonia Bassey, Chair of Mandela8, Emy Onuora, co-author of Great War to Race Riots and Stephen Nze, Senior Detached Youth Worker and Mandela8 Ambassador.

Writing on the Wall

20th October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/547-tues-20th-october-3.html

 

All

Black Inclusion: The Past, Present & Future

Featuring keynote speakers, a panel session and the official launch of the Black Inclusion Index

Black Leaders: Leading Black Inclusion in the UK

 

22nd October, 10-12 am

 

To register see:

 

https://blackleaders.co.uk/blackinclusion/

 

All

Storytime with Patience Agbabi 

Writing on the Wall

Wed 21st October, 11am, Facebook

All

LJMU Roscoe Lecture

 

Let's Talk about Race Equality “Are We Missing the Point – Diversity or True Inclusion?”  

 

Gillian Joseph

Liverpool John Moores University

 

 

21st October

 

13.00 – 15.00

 

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/events/2020/10/21/gillian-joseph-sky-news-presenter-and-broadcaster

All

Public Health Crises Then and Now with Stephen Small:The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Black People and the British Empire:

Writing on the Wall

22nd October, 7pm,
Facebook

All

Superhero Story time with Nathan Powell

Writing on the Wall

23rd October, 11am, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/546-fri-23rd-october.html

 

All

The Art of Disruption with Magid Magid

Writing on the Wall

26th October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/542-mon-26th-october1.html

 

All

How to be an Anti-Racist Ally with Sophie Williams

Writing on the Wall

27th October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/527-tues-27th-october.html

 

All

Decolonising global health: colonial history & institutional structures that perpetuate disadvantage. 

 

Mishal Khan and Lioba Hirsch (LSHTM)

 

LSTM Black History Month / Decolonisation in Global Health and inequalities in academia Seminar Series

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

28th October

 

13.00 – 15.00

 

Link TBC

All

The Goddess Projects: Black Girl Lit Book Club

Writing on the Wall

28th October, 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/529-wed-28th-october.html

 

All

Windrush: Music of the People: From SS Orbita to Orbital

Writing on the Wall

29th October , 7pm, Facebook

 

https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/544-thurs-29th-october.html

 

All

Black Excellence In Industry

Irene Afful

Tisian Lynskey-Wilkie

Darren Douglas (tbc)

Liverpool Guild of Students

Available to watch online from 30th October

All

Black Lives Matter in Higher Education

 

UoL/LSTM Black History Month 

 

 

 

University of Liverpool

 

LSTM BAME Staff network & UoL BME network collaborative event

4th November, 18.00 - 19.30

 

Link TBC

All

All

The LSTM alumni network

Since 1898, LSTM has fostered a community of future leaders, working to break the cycle of poor health and poverty all over the world. 

Meet some of the incredible people who have studied at LSTM and find out more about our Alumni network here.