Shah
By Shah Amin

Senior Staff Writer

1 October 2020

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Newcastle celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month takes place every year during the month of October recognising the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent.

Black History Month 2020
Black History Month 2020

Black History Month takes place every year during the month of October recognising the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent.

This year’s theme is Dig Deeper, Look Closer and Think Deeper.

2020 has shone a light on the reality of racism in all its forms - From Black people dying disproportionality in the pandemic, to the tragic and brutal murder of George Floyd. Making Black History Month more important than ever.

Protests around the world have driven many people and organisations to educate themselves about black history, heritage and culture as part of understanding racism and taking measures to stamp it out the stark inequalities that exist.

As well as recognising these inequalities we must also see BHM as a time to look forward and celebrate the great achievements of our rich and diverse communities

It is a time for people to come together and learn from the past.  And it is important that this learning can be shared in our public spaces through schools, galleries, museums and universities.

In Newcastle we are proud of our diverse and welcoming city and we would encourage everyone to look out for our events across the City which raise awareness, educate and celebrate Back History month 2020.

We've organised the following events to celebrate Black History Month:

  • BAME people in public life – online panel of speakers talking about their role in public services – 28th October at 6pm to 7.30pm

  • Tell it, ask it, make it, hear it – young people’s online seminar – 17th October 2pm to 4pm