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College honours Black History Month

Tajmina Begum (Young Asian Voices), Jude Letham (college’s Equality and Diversity Committee), Olivia Goodfellow (graphic design student), Anne Isherwood (Sunderland College principal), Kamareswaradas Ramanathas (Young Asian Voices)

Talented graphic design students from Sunderland College have produced a range of posters to celebrate Black History Month.

Creative students designed the posters in recognition of the annual event which acknowledges the people and events that have shaped black and African history.

Students were asked to incorporate the theme of ‘hands of friendship’ within their designs to symbolise unity and equality in our society.

In a separate project, media students worked with Sunderland-based organisation Friends of the Drop In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (FODI) to produce a short film about life as an asylum seeker in the city.

The posters and film were unveiled at a special event hosted by the college’s Equality and Diversity Committee, held at Bede campus in November.

The committee welcomed representatives from its partner agencies including FODI, Young Asian Voices, Sunderland University Equality and Diversity Committee, Unity Multicultural Organisation, Sunderland Together, and Bangladeshi and International Centre.

Each organisation was presented with a poster to acknowledge the event and to recognise the strong links the college has with its equality and diversity partner agencies.

Jude Letham, a member of the college’s Equality and Diversity Committee, said: “We were delighted that our guests were able to take part in this event and that the posters and DVD were so well-received.  We look forward to seeing our partners together again when we host the ‘partnership cup’, a five-a-side football tournament, in May.”

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