BLACK HISTORY MONTH BELGIUM

Collecting our past & our future

Black History Month Belgium (BHMB) is an annual celebration during March of the resilience of the black community in the present and past. BHM is an attempt to transform the way in which the black community represents that past and  present. BHMB strives to make history more truthful and inclusive, so more about all of us, regardless of our socio-economic, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. 

The ultimate goal is to demonstrate the importance of conserving and promoting cultural diversity and the right to culture for everyone in our society. BHMB pursues this goal through conversations, lectures, film, debate, performances and exhibitions. 

In 2021, Black History Month Belgium will be all about archiving and documenting the past and present of Black people in Belgium. BHMB works towards the creation of a black community-driven and controlled archive. This archive will collect documentary, audiovisual, digital, material and artistic works related to the black diaspora in Belgium. The projects in Voo?uit all engage with the archive of black history in one way or another.

In this vein Voo?uit co-produces three BHM-projects, along with the monthly Uitgelezen with a.o. Nozizwe Dube and Lisette Ma Neza. In ‘Anthology / Appendix’ by Isaiah Lopaz, we look at the everyday archive of black history through food and writing. In ‘Nehanda Radio Opera’ by nora chipaumire, we revisit and reimagine the history of the colonization of present day Zimbabwe. In the performance of Mathieu Charles, ‘Akomfrahdio’, we work with non-linear and non-western knowledge production systems as a way of resisting the dominance of western knowledge production.

Do join us online!

https://blackhistorymonth.be/

https://www.instagram.com/bhmbelgium 

in collaboration with: O.S.U. (Our Stories Uncensored)

 

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