QUB Black History Month Event: Contesting 'Race' and Sport

  • Michael Isichei

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


For the second year in a row, Queen’s University Belfast formally celebrated Black History Month. Across the month of October, the Queen’s University Belfast Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) and International Staff Network (also known as iRise), the QUB Students Union and the QUB African-Caribbean Society hosted a number of events to celebrate Black History Month.

Period16 Oct 2019

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  • TitleNorthern Visions TV Interview on 'The Round Up'
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletNorthern Visions TV
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/SizeThe show in which the interview was aired lasted 26 minutes while the interview itself lasted 8 minutes and 20 seconds
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAt lunch time on the 16th of October, iRise, hosted Contesting 'Race' and Sport. The event consisted of a tour of the Naughton Gallery’s third annual sports exhibition, As Many Reps as Possible, which showcased some of the most exciting sports-influenced artworks being made today, in addition to highlighting ground-breaking figures in the sporting world including Simone Biles, Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams. Whilst celebrating sport and sports culture, the exhibition also tackled issues around diversity and inclusion within a sports context. The tour of the exhibition was followed by a talk by Professor Kevin Hylton, Emeritus Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, who has written extensively on the topic of race and sport. Northern Visions TV interviewed the guest speaker Professor Kevin Hylton and Dr Michael Isichei during the event.
    Producer/AuthorNorthern Visions TV
    PersonsMichael Isichei