College Celebrates Black History Month

College of North West London is holding a series of events to mark Black History Month. The College will hold a special month-long artistic competition, a special guest lecture by Dr Funke Abimbola MBE, and a series of film screenings to celebrate the event.

Films including Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, Jordan Peele’s 2017 hit Get Out, and No Mercy will be among those shown at the Willesden campus.

Dr Abimbola, an accomplished solicitor, business leader, and diversity campaigner, will provide a lecture on her career and achievements and also offer her thoughts on how we can all engage positively with Black History Month. 

Students are also encouraged to take part in the group’s creativity project, which will accept works of writing, photography, drawing, and painting along the theme of Black History Month.

Entries can be made in either digital or physical form and should be received by 31 October. 

Three winners will be selected by a panel of UCG tutors and prizes will be given out for the best entries.

Black History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements of BAME people, and this year sees the launch of its Proud to Be initiative which encourages people to be proud of their African or Caribbean roots. 

College of North West London are proud of the diversity that makes their campuses such a great place to work and study. And hopes that its entire community actively engages in these events and encourages all its staff and students to embrace Black History Month 2021. 

Stephen Davis, Group Principal of the United Colleges Group, said:

“Black History Month is incredibly important to us at both City of Westminster College and College of North West London and so it is right that we mark it in this way.

“Whether our students want to express themselves creatively, learn from an experienced and inspirational speaker, or enjoy one of the movies that we’re showing – I’m confident that there will be something for everyone to enjoy in our series of events.

“I would encourage all our students and staff to have a look through our programme and to engage with as many of the activities as they can.”