Black History Month: Cultural identities

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22 October 2021 11:00am–5:00pm

Online webinar

Session A: Clothing as cultural identity

11am – 12pm

In addition to the customary lighting of the remembrance candle, this first session of our celebration for Black History Month looks at African, Caribbean and Islamic dress.

Attendees will learn about the meaning of different styles, patterns and colours.  Speakers will also discuss where the clothing originates, and for which occasions it can be used.

The session will finish with a showcase of Black Heroes and History Makers (#HHM), as submitted by UNISON members.

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Email us with your Black Heroes and History Makers – #HHM

Session B: Hair discrimination

4pm – 5pm

Angela Jackman (QC) will discuss hair discrimination and her experience of pursuing a case through the legal system. This will be followed by the traditional UNISON Black History Month quiz.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to join the session.