Film Screening: A Portrait of Sheku Bayoh and discussion with Dr Halima Begum

Mandela Auditorium, Strath Union


Strathclyde Students’ Union


Black History Month
Sheku Bayoh died in 2015, after being restrained by up to 7 police officers in Kirkcaldy. This film explores his life and death in Scotland, and how you can support his family's campaign for justice.

Sheku Bayoh came to Scotland at the age of 17, thinking it would be safer for a young black man to grow up here than in London. In 2015, when Sheku was 31, he was killed in a confrontation with police officers on the street in Kirkcaldy. Join us to learn about Sheku’s life and his family’s campaign for justice in this 30-minute documentary and following discussion with Dr Halima Begum, former CEO of the Runnymede Trust, the UK's race equality think tank.

More info on the campaign can be found on the Justice for Sheku Bayoh webpage.

This event is part of our Black History Month program, see the full program here. 

The event is supported by Strathclyde’s Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network.