Cultural Affairs Project

Run by & for People of Colour

 

What is the Cultural Affairs Project (CAP)?

 

A series of events that will be launched during Black History Month (October 2019) which aims to celebrate and create a discourse about our cultures individually and together as People of Colour. Our aim is to empower People of Colour in environments where there is a lack of positive representation and visibility.

Who is involved?

CAP is created and led by Raveena Francis (rav_nmn) and Ade Bakare (SABakare2) with the main support of W.O.K.E and Keele BAME Society.

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 What have we done so far?

Our event ‘We Need To Talk’  was a panel-based discussion on the affect of issues in our community such as Colorism/Anti-Blackness, Mental Health, and Gender Roles (and Sexuality). We started the conversation with set questions, which was a great starting point to open up on the impact of these topics.

It was great to have so many people come and share their experiences with us. We are grateful for everyone’s willingness to listen and can’t wait to do more for our community.

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Upcoming events:

Art Exhibition – The exhibit will be a celebration of black and brown artists in all creative formats. The focus will be on identity and the norms, concepts, discourse and history associated with it. We will exhibit work from various photographers, poets, painters, and more.

Phenomenal woman – Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Phenomenal Woman’, this event attempts to empower and inspire anyone who listens. An informal networking event aimed to bring awareness to different career paths and the obstacles which women of colour face in different sectors. 

British History Lecture Series – A variety of speakers will shine a light on parts of British history that has been neglected in schools. This series of lectures on Black History in Britain will highlight Black contributions, oppressive regime, long-term socio-economic repercussions, and more.

Colours of the Night – A night life event celebrating queer People of Colour. #PRIDE

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Funded by: Keele Key Fund, Keele Communities Together Fund, The Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences ILAS, KeeleSU