Free Online Event Celebrating UK's Black History Month

When:  Oct 30, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (GB)

In celebration of Black History Month in the UK, Durham University Business School are hosting an online event that showcases speakers from two recently published papers exploring the historical exclusion of black voices in intellectual life. Everyone is welcome to join us on 30th October 2020 between 2pm-3.30pm (UK time). Full details on speakers, papers & how to register for free are here:

The first paper we discuss is 'Making Black Lives Matter in academia: A Black feminist call for collective action against anti‐blackness in the academy' recently published and free to access in Gender, Work and Organization:

Three of the authors of the paper will be speaking: 

Myrtle P. Bell is the Associate Dean for Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion and the Thomas McMahon Endowed Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. 

Daphne Berry is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Hartford, USA. 

Joy Leopold is an Assistant Professor of Communications and Journalism at Webster University, USA.

The second paper is ' "Why Sit Ye Here and Die"? Counterhegemonic Histories of the Black Female Intellectual in Nineteenth-Century America' recently published in Journal of American Studies:

Both authors will be speaking: 

Rebecca J. Fraser, Associate Professor of American History and Culture, University of East Anglia. 

Martyn Griffin, Associate Professor in Management and Marketing, Durham University.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating exploration of exclusion of black voices and a celebration of black history. Please register on the link and a zoom link and instructions about joining on the day will be sent to you directly.