Black History Month - October

Black History Month - October

By Havering BAME staff forum on 28/09/2020

WHAT IS BLACK HISTORY?

Black History is the record of how people of African & Caribbean descent have shaped the world around them. It includes the cities, nation states, empires and political entities that African / Caribbean people have created. It includes the art, literature and cultural heritage they left behind. It is also the record of African & Caribbean resistance to being conquered, dominated and discriminated against. There are lots of activities and educational opportunities happening throughout the month for us all to celebrate and reflect on Black History together. You can find details below, or why not visit a Havering Library to check out their Black Stories Matter displays, or see their BAME book features and review on their Facebook page.  

 

WEEK 1 - Black History Month - Quiz Time - 1st Oct / 12pm-1pm 

Do you know your Michael Jackson from your Michael Jordan?! 

Black History Month kicks off with our interactive lunchtime quiz on Thursday 1st October 12-1pm.  From sports, to politics to popular culture, test your knowledge and see how well you know your Black history!

All colleagues are welcome and invited to attend. 

To register your place, click the link below and follow the joining the instructions. 

You will need both your laptop and mobile phone to take part.

Pre-registration is required in advance for this meeting:

(Please note this Quiz is only available to Havering Council Staff - Please email Communityhubs@havering.gov.uk from your work account for the Zoom registration link)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WEEK 2 – Our Story: Being BAME in Britain week of the 5th Oct.

Being BAME in Britain is about our stories, our reflections, our heartaches and laughter of being BAME in Britain. 

Check back here on 5th October for our presentation on Being BAME in Britain   

WEEK 3 - Youth of Tomorrow: 15th Oct / 1-2pm

Dope Black Dads is a powerful story about the male parenting experience, masculinity, mental health and racial identity. Join founder Marvyn Harrison, as we discuss the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society. Topics covered include co-parenting, co-habiting, marriage, fatherhood, blended families and much more.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlc-yrpjosHdA_Cxt24aq9CXjc5YLEkv0X

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WEEK 4 - Black History Month: Let’s talk about Mental Health – 21st Oct / 1-2pm 

This year has been particularly tough on our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Research has shown that people of colour are at comparatively higher risk of mental ill health. This Black History Month we are pleased to welcome Dr Amani Zarroug - Clinical Psychologist, Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist.  Dr Zarroug specialises in a variety of mental health problems, and has trained in a number of different psychological models. Join Dr Amani Zarroug as she talks about the BAME experience of mental health in the UK.

Pre-registration is required in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdemprTksHN1h0jxlbJCQjmK1N-75_aFT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WEEK 5 - Black History Month: Building our Community - 29th Oct / 1-2pm 

As we conclude our celebrations, our final week will showcase the great array of black owned businesses we have to offer. Look out for links to our online directory!

Generational wealth is something we all strive for. Join three Financial Educators as we talk about financial literacy and how we can work towards creating better opportunities for future generations.

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://zoom.us/j/92597817379?pwd=dnpTc0lkQ2xQOURBM0d5LzJKczNyQT09

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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