Black history month is an important opportunity to honour the accomplishments of people of black heritage in every area of society.
The theme this year was #Proudtobe and we invited colleagues and homeless residents to share what they’re proud to be.
Different services and teams put on their own events, and we organised three events centrally for everyone to participate in. This included an event titled ‘my name is’ to explore how our names they’ve shaped us today.
We held a safe space conversation, which took place in person, focussed on belonging and what makes us feel like we belong. There was also a BHM watch party held over Zoom featuring a mixture of videos before opening up a discussion. We also co-produced a BHM playlist with colleagues and profiles of inspirational people were shared with everyone.
Elsewhere, Stockwell services showcased black heroines and heroes in their lounge, Ingram Court held a Caribbean lunch, Beacon House held a celebration dinner and there was a Motown evening at Palmer House. Bromley created an exhibition, a 3D collage, held a discussion and a party to celebrate.
Our information team profiled inspirational people in the world of data and economics as part of the many celebrations that took place throughout the month.