Black History Month is a time of celebration, recognition and sombre reflection. Black people from African and Caribbean communities have been an integral part of British history and society long before 1948. Despite the epidemic of racism and unfairness affecting black people, they continue to break barriers and use their creativity and innovation to influence lives today.
Black History Month (October) is a time to celebrate African and Caribbean cultures. DIVERSECrawley have included Chagossian culture too this time. 2023 Black History Month is going to be a very busy month for DIVERSECrawley as they plan to reach out to all community members of all ages by:
There will be VIPs like the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex Lady Emma Barnard, High Sheriff of West Sussex Andy Bliss and Crawley Mayor Jilly Hart, as well as many other esteemed guests.
They will give talks on the following themes:
There will be drumming, singing, cultural food tasting (African, Caribbean and Chagossian), children’s fashion show, workshops and much more.