Events underway for Black History Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 16 2013

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Events are starting to take place to mark Black History Month at Bournemouth University.

The events run from 14 October 2013 to 1st November 2013 and are designed to promote freedom and equality throughout the university.

Run in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, the series of events began with an exploration of the life of Mary Seacole, a doctress-nurse during the Crimean War. The event, titled ‘Mary Seacole – Her Relevance in Today’s NHS’ was led by Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE, Professor of Nursing at Thames Valley University.

Other highlights include ‘We were here: African American GIs in Dorset’, an exhibition which explores the stories of the black GIs who came to Dorset to train for D-Day, and ‘My Journey – Clive Clarke’ where Clive will be talking about the challenges he has faced working in the NHS.

View the whole programme of events for more information. All events are free to attend and you can book your place through Eventbrite.

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