A Comparison of Black History Month in the UK vs The US


This opportunity is open to all DMU students. The maximum number of places for this event is 15. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Through this opportunity students from DMU will get the chance to network and to engage in conversation with students from Georgia College & State University (GCSU). The conversation will centred around the celebrations of Black History Month, where there will be a comparison of how BHM is celebrated in the UK compared with the United States.

Students will also get the opportunity to discuss and learn more about Black British history that is not commonly taught within the formal education system. Through these conversations students will get to opportunity share their perspectives, experiences and views in a safe and respectful environment. We also aim to make students more aware of the work of Decolonising DMU and how they can get involved.

Collaborating with GCSU, participants will be able to engage in conversations with students from the US to discuss topics relating to decolonisation, BAME issues, equality and diversity. This will allow cross- cultural perspectives of current and historical issues surrounding the celebration of Black History Month to be gained, whilst also giving DMU students the opportunity to network with GCSU students and the staff who will be attendance.

Learning objectives:

  • For students to gain cross-cultural insights into the the celebrations of Black History Month
  • For students to network with peers and staff from GCSU
  • To have an increased awareness of of equality and diversity, decolonisation and BAME issues surrounding Black History Month
  • For students to gain greater awareness of the decolonising DMU project and how they can get involved

Key information

  • Application deadline: Friday 23 October 2020, 9am
  • Live session start time: Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Session duration: 2 hours

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact us at dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk