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October is Black History Month in the UK and is a time in which we celebrate and highlight the contributions black people have made in shaping the world we live in today.

The theme for Black History Month is 'Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger’.

The North West Migrant Forum will be examining the importance of an inclusive curriculum: Exploring how black history can be taught in schools and embedded across the curriculum. They want to discuss how our view of the world shapes education and why we need to take a broader view of history and culture in NI.

Black history is not just for October, but all year around. How might this look like in practice? We invite everyone- educators, students, parents, members of the public - to come along and allow themselves to be inspired by our fantastic line-up of speakers.


  • Dr Ebun Joseph, a Nigerian-Irish lecturer, author, career consultant, life coach and race relations consultant. Dr Joseph is director and founder of the Institute of Anti-racism and Black Studies( She is also founder and module co-ordinator of the first black studies module in Ireland at University College Dublin.
  • Professor Charlotte Williams OBE was Chair of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities, Contributions and Cynefin in the New Curriculum Working Group. She was also a leading voice in mainstreaming black and minority ethnic history in the Welsh curriculum and beyond. She is Honorary Professor at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at Bangor University and Honorary Fellow at University of South Wales.
  • Dr Hyab Yohannes is a research associate and academic coordinator for CUSP N+ after completing his PhD on 'The Realities of Eritrean Refugees in a Carceral Age'. Through a decolonial lens he brings unique perspectives to policy development in migration and education.
  • Donna Namukasa, a Belfast-based Ugandan musician with an extensive knowledge of African music and culture. Using her singing and dancing talents, Donna informs and educates on black and history and culture.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

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Saturday 21 October

10am to 1.30pm

Great Hall

North West Migrants Forum