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Equality and diversity

Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month in October 2022 with a series of events and exhibitions.

Illustration of a range of people of Black heritage

Black History Month is a time to educate and challenge ourselves as we come together to celebrate the Black icons and trailblazers who shape our history and culture.

Find out about this year's events on this page. You can also follow us on social media for more news about Black History Month.

Monday Movies

Monday 3, 10, 17 and 24 October 2022

7.00pm, Students' Union Coffee Lounge

York St John University and York St John Students' Union host a series of free movie screenings throughout October.

Our student body nominated and voted for this incredible selection of films from influential Black directors. Join us every Monday in October for a fun evening of film and free popcorn!

  • Monday 3 October: Black Panther
  • Monday 10 October: Moonlight
  • Monday 17 October: Malcolm X
  • Monday 24 October: Get Out

Book your tickets now

Black History Month book display

Black History Month book display in Fountains Learning Centre

This display runs from Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October 2022 in Fountains Learning Centre.

Come to the Library to see our display for Black History Month, featuring books, films and other media by Black authors and creators.

The display will run throughout October with a different theme each week, including hidden history, Black writers speaking back, and Black cinema, as well as some of our staff’s favourite books.

Books featured in the display can also be viewed in our online reading list.

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