Black History Month 2018
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month (BHM) exists to recognise and honour the often overlooked contributions of Black people. This month is an opportunity to promote knowledge of Black history, as well as to disseminate information on the many positive Black contributions to British society.
What is the Students' Union (SU) doing?
We believe that Black History Month is a vital part of how we as an SU celebrate the achievements of Black students, and draw attention to the ongoing and additional barriers that Black students face at Greenwich. That’s why last year, the Student Council passed a motion to ensure that Black History Month is a priority of the SU.
However, the Union’s engagement with Black and BAME students is incredibly low. We have not had a Black Full-time Officer elected since 2013. That’s one Black Full-time Officer in the past five years. One Black Full-time Officer elected out of 24 opportunities for election. We know this is unacceptable, and we want to change it.