Celebrating Black history and culture

  • 04
  • Dec

Islington Council’s Black History Working group is excited to bring you a range of events all about Black history, culture, literature, life and learning, packed with opportunities to listen, learn, share, remember and reflect. There’s something for everyone to enjoy including thought-provoking discussions, history sessions, networking events, and much more.  

Islington Council’s staff network, the Black History Working Group, have collaborated with council colleagues, community leaders, local voluntary organisations, and others to bring these events to life, and share with everyone in Islington and the wider community an allyear round approach to Black history, culture and its associated factors. We all know Black history should not start and stop in Black History Month alone, so let’s all #ChangeTheNarrative and dig into the upcoming events, all of which are free 

Upcoming events:

Islington Council BH365 Presents: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is an Author, Lawyer; Founder of Women in Leadership Publication and Political & Women’s rights activist. Join us on Wednesday 8 December at 5.30pm to hear Dr Shola speak on topics such as race and racial justice, intersectional anti-racism work, women in leadership, and the importance of transformative systemic change. Dr Shola is a formidable force, her work is inclusive, exciting and focused and is a vitally important voice for our society.

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Past events:

In conversation with Joanna Abeyie MBE
14 September 2021

A social impact entrepreneur and award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Joanna has spent the last 14 years increasing the employment of diverse talent through inclusive hiring practices and working cultures.

Developing racial literacy: moving beyond allyship towards solidarity
3 November, 6-7.30pm

Anti-racism is lifetime commitment. However, it doesn’t take a lifetime to become an anti-racist – someone who actively opposes racism all forms. This talk from Dr Muna Abdi will centre on the importance of developing racial literacy and how to move beyond being an ally, towards a space of solidarity.

Dr Muna Abdi has more than 10 years’ experience in anti-racist research, training and development. Dr Abdi has previously worked as a university lecturer and is now the founder and director of MA Education Consultancy, a community interest company that works to bridge the gap between community voice and institutional change.

Register for this event for free via Eventbrite. One day in advance of the event you will receive a link in your inbox, providing details on how to join the session.

If you have any accessibility requirements and require BSL Interpreters, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing BHMCommittee@islington.gov.uk

Check back soon for updates. If you would like to get involved and have an idea for an event, or if you have any particular feedback, please email BHMCommittee@islington.gov.uk  

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