ACM’s African and Caribbean Society is proud to host an exclusive panel following on from ACM’s Black History Month celebrations to discuss ‘what next’. The panel will be an honest and open discussion about direct issues and socio-economic barriers that those of black heritage encounter in society. It will also highlight what we can do together as a united collective irrespective of racial diversity and colour, to pioneer the revolutionary change that the black community needs. We caught up with ACS to learn more about what will be involved…
ACM was pleased to celebrate Black History Month in October, what happened during the month of celebrations?
During the month, we had some exciting programmes involving tutors, students and eloquent guest speakers/industry professionals in which we touched on areas such as; diversity in the creative industry, colourism amongst women in the industry, stereotypes and many more.
Black History and culture is an important part of education at ACM, tell us about the ‘What Next’ event happening on 9th November?
The “ACS talks: living black” is happening!
What will be discussed during the event?
This panel discussion will be aimed at having an honest and open discussion about direct issues and socioeconomic barriers that those of black heritage encounter in society. But it doesn’t just stop there. In addition, we are going to highlight what we can do together as a united collective irrespective of racial diversity and colour to pioneer the revolutionary change that black community needs.
Who will be speaking on the panel?
The event will consist of two ACS lead members and students of ACM London, taking the lead on the discussion by asking questions directed at the student council as the panel and other students and staff of ACM are more the welcome to join in and contribute again; irrespective of cultural backgrounds, race or ethnicity.
How can you tune in to the event and get involved?
The event will take place on zoom as a video conference call and all the information regarding the link will be communicated to students.
Tell us about the ACS and how students can get involved in the society?
The ACS stands for the African and Caribbean society. it was founded by Myself; Sonia Moneke being of Nigerian heritage and Shernette Henry of Jamaican heritage from the level 6 business course at ACM London. We envisioned a society where people could come together as a collective from all diverse walks of life to celebrate and educate students on the excellence of the black community and its contributions to the world we live in today that mightily influences a significant percentage of societal culture, Dress codes, music and trend setting.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We also aim to discuss the challenges we face in society as a black community and share the common goal of uncovering the hidden truths and rich history, encompassing our entire community. In doing so, our major vision is to continue to unbury and unveil the treasure of talent, hope, wealth, success and the socio-economic contributive elements that our world needs to know exists within the black community.
Tune in to our ‘ACS Talks: Living Black’ virtual panel on Monday 9th November at 5PM. JOIN HERE
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