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Annual Windrush Day Lecture

Black Female Academics’ Health And Psychological Markers: The Impact Of Serenity With Professor Lisa-Dionne Morris

The recording will live on Sunday 7 July, 9.00 AM (BST). – ends 10 July

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Heritage Day: Race And Representation In The Archive

Wednesday 17 July, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (BST)

Dialogue Box, Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Leicester

Underrepresentation of Black communities in British archives is a common issue.  How do we ensure equitable representation in the archives?  How do we demonstrate best practice for race and representation?

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Applications for Young Archivists 2024

Young Archivists provides an introduction to the fundamentals of working with archives, which enhances opportunities for future careers and qualifications.  The course is aimed at young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in the heritage sector.

The deadline to apply is Friday 26 July 2024, 5.00 PM (BST)

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100 Black Women Who Have Made A Mark

Preparations are underway for the launch of 100 Black Women Who Have Made A Mark.  Led by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, the project will centre around an exhibition featuring the portraits of 100 Black women, curated by Pawlet Brookes with artwork by visual artists: Valerie Asiimwe Amani, Yvadney Davis, Gayle Ebose, Grace Lee and Lauryn Pinard.  We are delighted to reveal the cover image, by Patricia Vester, which encompasses the spirit of the project and everyone who has been a part of the journey.

The exhibition opens for Black History month on Tuesday 1 October at Leicester Gallery.

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Black Women in Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers is a celebration of the tenacity, strength and creativity of Black Women in the dance sector.

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Serendipity are inviting Black researchers, academics and creatives to present new thinking with digital technology at its core for Digital BlackCentric Week, 1-10 November 2024.

Deadline: 9 August 2024

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