“Black History” Interruptions! was a week long programme of events that took place in collaboration between the Learning Skills programme and the Centre for Race, Education, and Decoloniality, Leeds Beckett University In the October of 2019 and 2020.

The programmes were designed to challenge ideas of segregated histories and the normalisation of the absence of Black History from the curriculum and our national consciousness. The event aimed to disrupt these concepts by offering platforms for a variety of ‘interruptions’ such as workshops from Tribe Arts that examined decolonising theatre in practice, Dr Michael McMillan’s exploration of the ‘Front Room’ in the context of race, identity, and migration, a panel on digital race activism and talks from race scholars such as Dr Nicola Rollock.

#BHInterruptions Dr Rollock and Jo_crop

Dr Nicolla Rollock and Dr Javeria K. Shah


Listen to the ‘Discover Central‘ podcast where Dr Javeria K. Shah and Dr Shona Hunter discuss this collaboration.