Monday, 10 October 2016

Books Unlocked - Black History Month

October is Black History Month. For this year’s theme is about tackling conscious and unconscious bias, with messages from the Equality and Inclusion Champion; Lord Herman Ouseley and the creator of the 100 Great Black Britons list; Patrick Vernon going some way to show the effects of just how damaging bias against BAME communities truly is.
We have the opportunity to recognise the sporting greats from within our community who represented us and Great Britain at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Older sporting heroes of old are remembered too and the iconic moments that surround them, such as the iconic image we were presented with on the podium at the 1969 Mexico games.
2016 has also been a year of loss and we take a moment to remember “Mr Windrush” himself, Sam King, Muhammad Ali and the musical icon that was Prince.
Learning Resources celebrates inclusion with this month's displays at Luton Campus Library and Bedford Campus Library. Take a moment or two to look at the diplays and maybe borrow a book or two.