Professor Gus John: What Should Black History Month Mean Today?

Friday 26 October 2018 12-2pm

Professor Gus John is a renowned activist and academic who has been working in education, youth work and social justice since the 1960s. In 2016, he was chosen as one of the 30 Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders globally.

On Friday 26 October, Professor John will speak at Warwick on what Black History Month should mean today. Last year was the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, and we’re now in a time of, on the one hand, growing movements on decolonising curricula, mobilising the global African diaspora, and reparatory justice, and on the other hand, the resurgence of fascism in Europe. This talk will explore this subject and the implications for the Higher Education sector and Black History Month more broadly.

We are thrilled to be hosting Gus for what promises to be an engaging and enlightening discussion. This event is free and open to everyone, and we hope as many people as possible are able to attend this fantastic event.

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