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We help celebrate Black History Month

We help celebrate Black History Month

October is Black History Month which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

First commemorated in the United Kingdom in 1987, it is held to highlight and recognise the achievements and contributions of the black community in the UK. This year is no exception and a whole host of events are being planned across Greater Manchester.

Alongside our Intersectional women’s conference at People’s History Museum this weekend, our friends at African Rainbow Family and Rainbow Noir are organising events to mark the occasion. More details follow.

Throughout history, black LGBT people in the UK have made huge contributions to society in a whole host of areas, but sadly these contributions have often been ignored.  So this month we’re taking to social media to give visibility to these unsung heroes so keep a look out for our daily tweets. At our reception desk we also have a display where people can add their suggestions to our growing list of LGBT Black Heroes, so if you are visiting our Richmond Street community resource centre don’t forget to add your suggestions.

Remember you can also find full listings on all events taking place across the UK at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk or check out events closer to home via link below.

Our friends at Contact theatre have a superb schedule of events between Oct and Dec.

Full details are avaiable here.

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Published: 12-Oct-2017

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