If it’s October, it’s Black History Month: a time to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Black people throughout history.
Black history, and Black British history in particular, is often marginalised: for some people October may be the only time they are interested in Black history.
So this is a key time to acknowledge achievements.
And for branches, Black History Month also provides an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community, creating a perfect opportunity to organise and recruit.
UNISON encourages members to mark Black History Month every year and to organise and recruit around it.
It is still not too late to plan an event for this month or a programme of events for the year. Resources available include: