Black History Month 2021
To celebrate and honour #BlackHistoryMonth this year we arranged activities across our services and are sharing stories across our organisation.
Day Opportunities Service
The Day Opps team had a full programme of activities organised by Day Opportunities Coordinator Natalia Thomas-Jikiemi.
Below you can see some of our service users amazing art work for the 3D Sensory Afro Queens Posters session!
And here you can see one of our service users Jemel’s amazing art work for the Kente Cloth Weaving and Printing session! Kente cloth is a beautiful fabric that is worn today by many people who regard it as a symbol of African pride and dignity!
Jemel’s beautiful Kente cloth was also displayed with pride at our Black History Month Museum (check it out below!)
Friday Cooking Club (Learning & Leisure)
Last Friday, at our weekly Cooking Club, we kicked off our Black History Month by celebrating Afro-Caribbean cuisine. Tariq, Jemel & Saron are seen here all taking part in preparing, cooking together and enjoying themselves whilst doing so.
Black History Month Museum (Independent Living Outreach Service and Learning & Leisure Personal Support Worker Service)
The Black History Month Museum was organised by our amazing staff Hannah Broomes and Jayde Christian, and has been planned for Wednesday 13th, 20th and 27th October 2-5pm in Room A at 404 Camden Road.
It includes various information and visual displays about Black History, including The Slave Trade, Black Hair and Black Lives Matter.
“We absolutely loved service user Jemel contribution [pictured below], and have given it inclusive pride and place amongst the museum exhibits, absolutely fabulous!” Hannah Broomes, Senior Support Worker (pictured above).
Black History Month at Leigh Road (Independent Living Service)
Leigh Road had a Black History Month event, which was hosted by our staff Olivia Marriott and Marie Barned. They celebrated with Caribbean food and music in the lounge, as well as a banner in the hallway of historical and famous black people.
Staff Heritage Stories
Here Shiloh, our Database & Admin Assistant Kickstarter, has kindly shared some fascinating facts and memories from her families Montserrat heritage. Thank you to Shiloh for sharing her story and we hope to see more stories shared from around our community, with the aim of learning about different countries and heritages and celebrating and honouring these roots.