Celebrate Black History Month conference 2021
Black History Month: Race Ahead
Join us for our 2021 Black History Month event to celebrate, empower and embrace the talents of Black colleagues in health and social care across the all the Regions.
Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world. People of African and African-Caribbean heritage make an invaluable contribution to our life in the UK all year round, BHM gives us a focus for celebration, learning and reflection.
The NHS is the biggest employer of people from diverse backgrounds in Europe. The significant contribution of Black people in communities right across the UK in our NHS and schools, small business, arts, academia, sports, volunteering help make Britain to be the strong and diverse country we are today. This year we will be celebrating Black History Month with a number of events both internally and externally.
Black History Month (BHM) was launched in the UK on 1 October 1987 following a campaign by Akyaaba Addai Sebo who worked for Greater London Council (GLC) at the time. The GLC selected October as Black History Month to coincide with Marcus Garvey celebrations and the London Jubilee.
Who can attend the programme?
All NHS staff.
Is there a cost to participates?
No, the programme is fully funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.
We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.
Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.
Join us for the other Black History Month Events:
Webinar 1: (11th October 13.00-14.30) – Actions and interventions that better support and improve the lives of Black colleagues
Webinar 2: (19th October 13.00-14.30) – Leadership that makes a difference
Webinar 3: (26th October 13.00-14.30) – Lived experience of Black colleagues and the Impact of Allyship
Questions about this event?
Organiser s : Phillip Masuwa, Wendy Walker, Paul Newell,
Black History Month: Event 4
Please note: Places are limited to 300 and we expect to be oversubscribed. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Places will be allocated equally across the Midlands.