Beyond Black History Month: Spotlight #1

24 October 2020, 2pm-4pm


Beyond Black History Month

New Art Exchange is reframing its Black History Month Season through a new public programme and research model: Beyond Black History Month. NAE would like to engage actively with local, national and global contemporary thought and attempt not just to stimulate but to catalyse new perspectives on the value of BHM within the UK. This programme will focus on bridging connections between historical and contemporary socio-political and ecological urgencies while collectively reimagining and redefining the purpose of BHM and what it means to black communities, firstly in Nottingham and more broadly the UK and Europe.

Beyond Black History Month will initiate a long-term period of programming and research generated from collective thought and participation from NAE's staff (including those outside of the creative team), audiences, black communities, schools, and older and younger generations. This project will also host activity around injustices surrounding Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class and Ecology. The programme strives to address systemic and institutional issues in connection with black historical figures and fluid notions of Blackness.

Spotlight #1

For the first event on these series, the NAE team collectively invited guests from a range of backgrounds and sectors to be part of a roundtable. The session will offer space for black people to work together to share knowledge, collectively learn, and find solutions that are generative and responsive to the needs of black communities. This event includes an online open conversation, where audience members are encouraged to contribute.

Introduction to the speakers

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FREE | All are welcome | Booking required

Please note: This is an online event via Zoom. If you have booked a ticket you will be emailed a link to the meeting on the day of the event. Please check your junk folder!


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