20 October 2023 10:30am–5:00pm
Supporting Wear Red Day by Show Racism the Red Card
DESCRIPTION OF EVENT
Every October, we mark Black History Month to celebrate and honour the all too often forgotten and undervalued contribution of Black Britons across the UK and throughout history.
“Black History Month reminds us to dig deeper and think bigger”.
This year’s theme in the Year of Black Workers is entitled ‘Beyond the anniversaries – legacies, lessons, and achievements. We will be supporting Show Racism the Red Card by wearing red for Wear Red Day.
The day will be vibrant and challenging, consisting of speakers, music, and spoken word on various topics, acknowledging the past, present, and future. We will reflect on the 75th anniversary of Windrush, the 75th anniversary of the NHS, the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the 30th anniversary of UNISON, representing Black self-organisation.
10:30: Registration and refreshments
11:00: Welcome and introductions
11:10: The importance of Black History Month
11:30: Lighting the ‘Candle of Remembrance’.
11:40 – 12:25: 75 Years Windrush and the NHS
12:30 – 12.55: Interview with a Trailblazer
12.55 – 1pm: Musical drums
14:00 – 15:15: UNISON at 30, the Stephen Lawrence legacy and Black self-organisation
15:15 – 15: 30: Break (explore stalls & network)
15:30- 16:20: The Anti-Racism Struggle and Politics and UNISON’s Year of Black worker
16:20 – 16:55: Interactive Quiz and audience participation
16: 55 – 17: 00: Closing of event
17:00 – 18:00: Networking (drinks available from the bar to purchase)
- The Black History Working Group
- UNISON Facilities Team and Catering