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Caring and Sharing with Rochdale Borough Council present Black History Month 2020

22 October 2020

Thursday 22 October 2020
6pm - 8.30pm

Online via Zoom



With the theme Resetting the Mindset, special guests at the conference include:

  • Ooni of Ife - Yoruba king for southwest Nigeria (special guest of honour)
  • Mayor of Rochdale Billy Sheerin
  • Cllr Sameena Zaheer and Cllr Rachel Massey
  • Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL JP
  • Hon H.E Pauline Tallen
  • Kehinde Okoroafor
  • Linford Sweeney
  • Dionne Nelson
  • Marie Jeng
  • MacDella Cooper
  • Roxy Ndebumadu

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements and a time for recognising the central role of blacks in history all over the world. Also known as African American History Month, it is celebrated to have a better understanding of our shared history.

Celebrating Black History Month honors the historic leaders of the black community and the sacrifice and suffering they endured to secure the rights and freedoms we enjoy in the present. It also helps create awareness of the past so that we can appreciate the privileges we’ve gained.

Celebrating reminds us that black history is our history, and provides an opportunity to highlight the best of black history and culture.

This event is free but you must register via Eventbrite using the link below.

For further information contact Nicky 07944 238 892.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Nicky T Iginla (Caring and Sharing)
07944 238 892

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