Tuesday 12 October 2021
3pm - 5pm
A discussion hosted by Oge Obioha, co-founder of Minds of People of Colour
This session explores Black identity at University, strength and vulnerability, as well as how to support your Black friends and peers. The aim is to empower students with the tools to recognise and identify Black trauma, and healthy ways to navigate this through the violence presented during your years in Higher Education.
Oge Obioha is one of the co-founders of Minds of POC, a consultancy service focused on improving mental health services for people of colour. She was elected as the Wellbeing Officer for her University in the year 2018/19, where her manifesto had a specific focus on supporting Black students and their mental health, fighting for a culturally competent wellbeing service. During that year, she hosted an event about Black students’ mental health, which tackled racial trauma and the effects on students and their studies. Oge was then elected as President for the year 2019/20, where she led an entire team of officers of colour, collated a 'how to support Black students' guide and continued work with decolonisation across the institution. She now sits on the core team for the Free Black University, an initiative formed by Black radical thinkers that intends to create an anti-colonial, queer space in education.
Please register for a ticket in order to receive the event Zoom link closer to the date.