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A colour block image by Priyanka Khurana, a student in MA Graphic Design

Black History Month 2020 Archive

We are joining the Black History Month 2020 call to ‘Dig Deeper. Look Closer. Think Bigger,’ the theme of this year’s recognition and celebration of Black History across the UK and internationally. These web pages serve as a platform for sharing initiatives, projects, events, and recommended materials which have been put together by staff, researchers and students from across the university.

We encourage visitors to engage with these works and acknowledge the important contributions of Black communities both within the university and beyond.

University Statements

Ethnicity labels - Coffee Break Podcast

Professor Gus John questions the purpose of ethnicity labels and how they impact on our feeling of belonging in society.


Webinar Series

This Coventry University panel offers an honest conversation on Black History Month across four parts.

Staff Projects

We want to highlight the ways in which we as women can come together to push against the categories that limit individual and collective possibilities for change.

Coventry University is launching a new virtual Africa Centre. The launch will celebrate its Nigerian students and alumni on the occasion of their country’s 60th independence.

A research project that explores how race and racism mark the cultures, institutions and aesthetics underpinning contemporary dance in the UK.

The project aims to identify what informs existing decolonisation practices and discourses, and how their implementation is experienced in the classroom.

Student Projects

The King of the Forest, short film by Leroy Da Silva

The King of the Forest - Leroy Da Silva

A film to paint a picture of the current quality of living for young people in low-income areas.

The Crooked System

The Crooked System

"My work explores a serious political problem that has troubled the Black community for decades - police brutality."

Guerrilla Graphics

Guerrilla Graphics

"I wanted to use guerrilla graphic tactics to create dynamic, self-driven outcomes that would further graphic design’s role in protests."

PGR Spotlights

Banner image credit: Priyanka Khurana (MA Graphic Design)

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