Event: South West Black History Month (Online Conference)

Monday 11 October 2021 at 1pm - 5pm

Online


Impressive line-up of speakers at Wiltshire Black History Month conference Wiltshire Council is working with local partners to host a free online conference with an impressive line-up of speakers to mark Black History Month 2021.

Wiltshire Council is working with local partners to host a free online conference with an impressive line-up of speakers to mark Black History Month 2021.

The conference takes place on 11 October from 1pm-5pm and the speakers include historian and writer David Olusoga OBE; broadcaster and campaigner June Sarpong OBE; author and brother of Stephen Lawrence, the Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence; and former professional footballer Anton Ferdinand.

The theme of this year’s Black History Month is ‘Proud to be’. Black History Month is an annual global event observed in the UK in October to celebrate the culture, history and achievements of African Caribbean communities. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and positive contributions from black and other ethnic minority communities and address inequalities that sadly still exist in society today.

The event is free for anyone to attend, but they must register at www.blackhistorymonth2021.eventbrite.co.uk

The event has been made possible thanks to a number of partners working with Wiltshire Council and providing funding. They include Wiltshire Police, the office of the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, University of Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bath Spa University, Herman Miller Cares, NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Environment Agency, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Department for Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy.

South West Black History Month (Online Conference)

Organised by: The SU