Black history month with EREN

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The Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) is a network for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and allies committed to advancing racial justice within the University of Edinburgh.

Over the course of Black History Month, the network is running a series of events which anyone can join, whether you are a member of EREN or not.

Black History Walk

Many of the New Town’s iconic buildings can be linked to the Slave Trade.

Dr Lisa Williams, Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, will be running a gentle, two-hour walk around the city, highlighting the historical connections of Scotland with slavery and colonialism over the centuries. It will take place between 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 6 October. Find out more about the event.

A Reggae Dialogue
Deanne Bell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University examines how Bob Marley’s music articulates both the condition of the marginalized and the humanistic potentials of psychic decolonization. The talk will take place from 4pm to 5:30pm on Tuesday 19 October. Find out more about the event.

EREN book club
Join EREN’s online book club on Tuesday 26 October as they explore the theme of Empire Legacies in Akala’s polemic book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire. Find out more about the EREN book club.

Find out more about EREN on the equality, diversity and inclusion website.

Image: Sam Sills