October is Black History Month. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history.
A broad range of activities and events are taking place in October to celebrate Black History Month. The campaign theme for Black History Month 2023 is Celebrating our Sisters / Saluting our Sisters / Matriarchs of Movements
Here’s a selection of the rich resources to support Black History Month.
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Web and other resources
Neo-classical ballet company that celebrates dancers of Black and Asian descent:
UK based platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women:
Black History Month Magazine
Leading the celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK:
This charity supports organisations and communities to transform the way that they think and do equality.
They provide training, online learning and organisational development services:
Brap has also established a learning network for people who are involved in EDI work:
This organisation provides tailored training to help build individual and organisational understanding of inequality and power relations:
Skill exchange and timebank for improving the quality of health and care services across the UK.
Sign up and join the campaign to create a Community of Opportunity to support BAME colleagues in the workplace by offering mentoring, support and interview coaching:
This non-profit is focused on supporting African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK. It aims to implement positive solutions to help overcome under-representation and economic barriers in medicine:
The Other Box
Award-winning diversity and inclusion company educating businesses on bias and educating and empowering people to work and live more inclusively:
The Runnymede Trust
The UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank:
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What’s happening for Black History month at UHSussex
Sussex Health and Care
Health and care organisations across Sussex are marking Black History Month with a public show of support for our communities and our workforce.
All partner organisations in Sussex Health and Care Integrated Care System have signed up to a new anti-racism statement to mark the nationwide event.
The statement recognises the contribution and value of all members of the health and care workforce across Sussex, and makes a clear commitment to supporting them and standing against racism in all its forms.
To mark Black History Month, health and care partners will also be delivering a series of planned events and training for its staff, as well as the opportunity for staff, family and friends to learn more about Sussex’s local black history on a dedicated bus tour led by Bert Williams MBE, President and co-founder of Brighton & Hove Black History Month.
As part of the events, we have launched a new podcast with Bert sharing more about the local historical contributions of ethnically diverse communities across Sussex: