About the Events
EquiNet, LSBU’s Black, Asian & Minority Ethic & Allies Network, is proud to be hosting this event as part of our festival of celebrations & activities for Black History Month 2021. The theme for this year’s Black History month is ‘Proud to Be’ and is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020.
At LSBU, we invite people to share what they are proud of and we begin this year with poetry on National Poetry Day. This year sees the return of Poetic Unity and Nairobi Thompson. Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity that provides a platform to hundreds of young poets from the local community and beyond. Come and hear their voices and the power and passion of poetry. Nairobi Thompson is a performance artist who delivers inspirational poetry with a distinctive style. She is Poet in Residence for the Windrush Foundation and Equiano Society, a writer, filmmaker and produce. Please see their bios below!
4.30pm – Welcome & virtual housekeeping
4.35pm – Intro & scene setting- Shaminder
4.40pm – Poetic Unity
5.10pm – Nairobi Thompson
5.30pm – Open floor for discussion, sharing, questions
5.55pm – Closing remarks & summary
6pm – Close
Register to listen and enjoy the creativity of these talented artists whose work will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and ‘Proud To Be’.
This event will be delivered using Zoom. We will send you the joining instructions two days before the event takes place.
Check out our full programme events for Black History Month 2021 here!
Date & Time
Thursday 7th October 2021
16:30 – 18:00