Kevin Miguim, your VP Education, has been busy pulling together an exciting selection of events and content to celebrate Black History Month.

It's Black History Month and this year’s theme is #ProudToBe. Kevin Miguim, your VP Education has been busy pulling together events and content to celebrate this important month.


Listen & Read

#UWSVoices have interviewed UWS student Karen Alcantara and your VP Education Kevin Miguim, explaining their cultural heritage and what Black History Month means to them.

UWS Libraries have curated a collection of works from black authors, poets, leaders, musicians and film-makers which is accessible via dedicated pages on their website. Click here to visit the collection. 



Monday Night Quiz: Black History Month Special (Paisley Union)

Mon 18 Oct at 8pm | Click here to go to the Union's Event page for this quiz

Come along to the Black History Month quiz at Your Local on Level 1 in Paisley, for a celebration of Black History, Figures, Culture and Music.


George the Poet Live: Black History Month

Tue 26 Oct at 7pm - 8pm | Click here to go to the Native event page

George The Poet is (as the name suggests) a poet, spoken word artist and podcast host. George spent the 2010's making poetry cool again, and bringing his work to the forefront of the modern spoken word scene. Focusing on culture, politics and a platform of active social change, George has worked to bring his unique and emotive stylings to a range of audiences across the globe.

This very special virtual event will include a poetry reading with commentary from George, as well as an extensive interview and interactive Q&A session. 


Social Walks - Frederick Douglass Edition

Fri 29 Oct at 11am - 12pm | Click here to go to the Union's event page for this social walk

Retrace the Paisley landmarks Frederick Douglass (American social reformer, abolitionist, writer and statesman) spoke at during his historic visit to Scotland in 1846, to celebrate Black History Month.

This tour features 5 different locations where the very important abolitionist campaigner Frederick Douglass gave speeches in Paisley. The walking tour is a 3 km loop and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1hour to complete.

We'll be following this Google Map provided by Renfrewshire Leisure with each of the 5 locations in Paisley where his speeches took place. For additional information on each location, click here to access the accompanying Frederick Douglass walking tour website.



Film Showings - dates/times to be confirmed


Black and Scottish (2019)

Showing at Paisley & Ayr Union Bar, date/time TBC

What does it mean to be black and Scottish? Director Stewart Kyasimire seeks out a range of black Scots of different ages and from diverse backgrounds to hear some compelling answers.


Two Distant Strangers (2020)

Sign up here to tune in via virtually in a Netflix Teleparty, date/time TBC

In this Oscar-nominated short film, a man trying to go home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.


Bash the Entertainer: Behind the Smile (2020)

Showing location/date/time TBC

Social media star Bash the Entertainer is known to his three million fans for his infectious laugh and smile. Bash opens up about using comedy to fight racism and his battles with mental health.


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Thu 28 Oct, 9pm - 1am

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Get spooky and come party at Your Union in Paisley on 31 October! Playing all the best tunes!


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