Black History Month in the UK is marked annually during the month of October. The NUJ in Scotland is proud to be a part of Glasgow’s Black History Month events.
This year, the NUJ in Scotland will host: ‘Who tells/sells your story’.
The National Union of Journalists has a proud track-record of challenging inequality wherever it is found. Marginalised groups often have their stories told for them and not by themselves. This media literacy event will enable participants to better understand media culture and the messages we receive via media channels. Attendees will be empowered to harness their personal narrative and have the confidence and skills to get their issues and views heard through a range of platforms and channels within the mainstream and alternative media.
By providing skills and training we hope to secure more accurate representations of minority groups, encourage a dialogue between marginalised voices and the media, and provide a space for self- expression.
The union encourages women, young people and Black and minority ethnic (BME) members to attend this event.
You can register for the event via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-sellstells-your-story-tickets-38036256467
You can find more information on other events via: https://www.crer.scot/
In London, the union hosts the annual Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture. Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, will be the guest speaker for the NUJs flagship event.
In 1987 Diane Abbott made history by becoming the first black woman ever elected to the British Parliament. She has since built a distinguished career as a parliamentarian, broadcaster and commentator.
Each October during Black History Month, the NUJ and its Black Members’ Council organise a memorial lecture in honour of Claudia Jones, a black journalist, feminist, political activist and community leader, who has been described as the mother of the Notting Hill carnival. In 1958, she became the founder and editor of the first black British weekly newspaper, The West Indian Gazette, which became an important aspect in Jones’ struggle for equality for black people.
More details : https://www.nuj.org.uk/events/claudia-jones-lecture-2017/