Black History Month 2020
October is Black History Month in the UK and it’s been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years.
What’s happening in Kirklees?
Each year, Black History Month is celebrated in Kirklees but due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of this year’s events will be held virtually. We have produced for you an event booklet with the details of virtual events that have been organised by community groups and individuals, local organisations and Kirklees Council.
- Shakespeare and Race
- Black Inventors
- Global Black History
- Windrush: Untold Stories
- ‘Hear our Story’ Podcast
These are just a few examples of the fantastic virtual events taking place in Black History Month 2020.
Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:
“I am so proud to see how Kirklees residents, community groups, organisations and the council have adapted to these unique times to make sure that Black History Month is celebrated this October. The coronavirus outbreak may have halted our ability to host physical events but that hasn’t stopped the people of Kirklees from organising a timetable of virtual events which celebrate black history and provide us all with the opportunity to learn.
“As the leader of the council, I will continue to work hard tackling all forms of racism, discrimination and inequalities. Our biggest strength in Kirklees is our diversity and we must celebrate this at every opportunity.
“Please stay safe and enjoy celebrating Black History Month 2020.”
If you would like to find out more about Black History Month 2020 in Kirklees or if you would like to take part in Black History Month 2021 then please email, Mohammed Gaber, Mohammed.Gaber@kirklees.gov.uk.