U Belong Glasgow: Black History Month

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Hi friends and comrades, U Belong Glasgow will take part in Black History Month! Join us this month for a night of creativity in collaboration with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER).


U Belong Glasgow is a multilingual community platform that features BPOC and/or LGBT+ and/or disabled creatives, including poets, artists, musicians, singers, photographers, comedians and more. U Belong always takes the initiative to feature different organisations and creative platforms at the beginning of every event. In addition, there are 15 performance slots, and a different host in every event. This is a community that advocates for wellness, compassion, and solidarity, and you belong here.

Want to perform at this event?

While everyone is welcome to attend, performance slots are reserved for BPOC, LGBT+ and disabled creatives only.



Each performer will be required to give any content/trigger warnings before their performance starts.

About U Belong Glasgow:

U Belong is run by Esraa Husain (pronouns indifferent), a nonbinary creative writer, poet, translator and an academic. They are conducting a PhD research in Scottish African writing, agency, migrancy and postcolonial context at the University of Glasgow. Their fiction and nonfiction writings, and photography have been featured in Gutter Magazine, Kohl Journal, Causeway/Cabhsair Magazine and Sapphic Writers Collective amongst others. They are the founder of U Belong Glasgow, and are keen on performing their poetry in spoken word events.

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Ticket Information:
This event is for ages 18+ and will be held online using Zoom. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be 100 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. There will be up to 15 performers who will be: Reading out loud, Sharing work that has been created (film clips, visual presentations, sound/music, performances). Attendees who are not performing are not expected to participate.

Access links will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com.

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests within our limited budget. We are more able to meet requests made at least two weeks in advance. We may be in touch with you directly to discuss certain requests. Events may be recorded for access reasons, but GZL or the leader will always inform participants in advance if this is the case.

This event will adhere to the U Belong Safer Spaces policy which you can read about here.

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