Black History Month in #Croydon ‘Celebrating Communities….’ Do you have an event to contribute?

Black History Month is fast approaching and if you would like your event/s to be promoted by Croydon Council  via a specific website which will go live nearer the time and in the Croydon BME Forum’s literature, you will need to email the details by Friday 14th July, 2017 to: communityrelations@croydon.gov.uk

There have been some really good submissions so far but the organisers are keen to capture and promote all events so please do keep them coming in so that they can publicise all events.

Please complete the following template with the details of your event:

Description of activity

Date

Location

Time

Audience

Entry/ticketing

Cost

Please describe your event briefly- i.e. a very short paragraph or a few sentences with the key details

What date in October or early November will your event be taking place?

Where in Croydon will your event be taking place?

What time will your event be taking place?

Who is the desired audience, e.g. is it for children, families or over 60s

Can people turn up on the day or do they need to pre-book? If pre-booking is needed how can this be done?

Is there a cost or will the event be free?

If you have any photographs from previous events or that are associated with your event that you have permission to share, please send them over as the organisers may be able to feature some in the programme.

The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Celebrating Communities – a Tribute to Black Institutions”.

If you have any queries, please email: communityrelations@croydon.gov.uk

Council funding opportunities can be found here:

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/tsfunding/funding/supportingvoluntarysectorlocal

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/community-ward-budgets

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5 thoughts on “Black History Month in #Croydon ‘Celebrating Communities….’ Do you have an event to contribute?

  1. There is no way I could be described as racist as I have two mixed-race adopted children but when is Croydon going to have a White History Month?

    • Thanks for your comment, Ray.

      Black History Month is celebrated in October each year in the UK. Much of the UK and international history has excluded black history, at least until recently. Many will argue that there is still a long way to go.

      What part of ‘white’ history would you like highlighting, that you do not feel is already gaining sufficient attention?

      I think it would be useful to put this point forward to the Croydon BME Forum for comment, and we will do so.

      Elizabeth Ash – Chair

  2. Thank you Elizabeth,
    There are two related links above your response, “Young achievers” and “Women in Leadership”, both referring to black communities. As a starting point, why can’t there be similar articles for white communities? Personally, I would prefer Black History Month to be abolished as I think it highlights ethnic differences and is divisive.
    Ray Stibbards.

    • Young Achievers and Women in Leadership were the themes of previous Black History Month events. Black History and the BME community in general do not get equal attention so that is why I believe it is important. For example, here are the views of Chi Onwurah MP and the lack of positive black role models: http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/bhm-intros/black-history-month-chi-onwurah-mp/

      Black History Month celebrates diversity.

      You did not provide a reply to the initial question:
      What part of ‘white’ history would you like highlighting, that you do not feel is already gaining sufficient attention?

      Elizabeth

      • With respect, I did provide a reply, I suggested that as a starting point there could be articles on “Young Achievers” and “Women in Leadership” in the “white” community.

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