Race equality and Black History cultural events

    Introduction to the programme of events

    Following the tragic death of George Floyd ​in May 2020, the council showcased a number of Black History, experience and cultural events during October 2020 for Black History Month. These events have continued each month to raise awareness and to complement the work that the council is doing around race equality.

    The council are leading the way in developing and promoting widely a calendar of events which can be appreciated by all and which are accessible and informative both to the workforce and our residents, schools, academies and other educational institutions, suppliers and stakeholders to enhance learning and education for all. 

    Peter Parkin, our race equality lead for the Black History, experience and culture staff working group, has worked in conjunction with presenters such as Robin Walker, Avril Walker, Black History Studies and others to provide a varied programme of culture, entertainment, honest dialogue and education.

    To book for an individual event or to join our mailing list for future race equality and Black History cultural events please register via the online form or email Dionne Anderson at dionne.anderson@lbhf.gov.uk.

    Events in 2021

    • 22 Apr 2021    
      Queens of the Nile and Nigeria
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • 20 May 2021 
      What did Early West Africa contribute to science and technology?
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • 25 May 2021    
      George Floyd: one year on
       
    • 23 Jun 2021    
      What did early East Africa contribute to science and technology?
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • 22 Jul 2021    
      What did African Americans contribute to science and technology?
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • 18 Aug 2021    
      Was slavery a choice? A historian replies to Mr West
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • 23 Sep 2021    
      Twelve great Africans of the last two hundred years
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • Oct 2021    
      How to Get Black History into schools and stay within the National Curriculum
      (Presented by Robin Walker at 6pm on Microsoft Teams)
       
    • Oct 2021    
      Programme of BHM 2021 events throughout the month - TBC

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