Each October, around the world, we recognise Black History Month. It was first launched in London in the 1980s, where the aim was for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools.
People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries. However, campaigners believe their value and contribution to society is often overlooked, ignored or distorted. Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.
Over the past few months, we’ve connected with the community to bring together a series of podcast episodes focused on “The conversations we’re not having.”
Our host, Piere Forbes says, “I wanted to bring awareness to some uncomfortable topics that we are not talking about in the workplace, from microaggressions to code-switching, and allyship to black excellence.”
In celebration of Black History Month and beyond, we’ll be sharing these over the coming weeks and months.