In today’s episode, I talk about how to organise Black History Month events at work in a meaningful way. 

Organising Black History Month Events

Having organised numerous Black History Month events in previous roles and workplaces, I want to share my insights and experiences with you. So in this episode, I’ll share with you the tips, tricks, techniques, and barriers that I’ve jumped over to make Black History Month possible in the workplace. 

In today’s show, I talk about:

  • Two schools of thought about celebrating Black History Month and my thoughts about them. [01:02]
  • What Black History Month in the UK means. [02:36]
  • A little bit about my journey in terms of Black History Month, organising Black History Month events and getting people on board. [03:36]
  • Some tips that can help you organise better BHM events in your workforce. [14:12]

Here are some helpful resources:

Here are statistics about inclusion you might find useful: 

  • Equal participation and progression across ethnicities could be worth an additional £24 billion to the economy per year.

Quotes

  • For a number of reasons, people seem to find Black History Month tricky. Personally, I don’t.
  • Black History should be 365 days of the year.
  • Above all else, the activities of Black History Month should be more than a celebration of a diverse Black community.
  • As well as the gender pay gap we currently have in this country, there’s also an ethnicity pay gap.
  • if you are going to do this, you absolutely need to commit resources to this and encourage people to commit resources to this because otherwise, unfortunately, it is just lip service.

What to do next?

Find out more about my work on inclusion by reading the Diverse Minds blog where you will find more information.  Get involved in Black History Month events near you to give you a sense of what you could do to create meaningful Black History Month events yourself. 

Work with me

If you fancy working with me on a one-to-one basis, feel free to email me at leyla@diverseminds.co.uk or book a time so that we can chat about what might be right for you. 

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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.