Black History Month

Join the celebration at Black History Month 2017

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) has a whole host of events planned this October – all in the name of Black History Month 2017.

The month is an international annual celebration recognising and valuing inspirational individuals and events from within black communities across the world.

Jessica Okwuonu, VP Welfare and Community at DSU, is the first female black full-time member of DSU’s Officer Team, and is leading the festivities at De Montfort University (DMU).

She said: “Black History Month is all about celebrating the achievements of black people around the world.

“It’s important that we acknowledge Black History Month, because it can be easy to say ‘racism doesn’t exist’, but we have seen such a rise in discrimination across the world; and I don’t think it’s talked about enough.

“This year, here at DSU, we want to focus on the achievements of black staff and students right here in the UK.”