Black history is Welsh history.

Black History Month in Wales shares, educates on and celebrates black people’s fundamental contribution to Welsh history, society and culture.

Here are six free online events marking Black History Month 2020…

1. Celebrating Black History Wales

Friday, October 23. 17:30-18:30.

Guests include Dragons Rugby player, Ashton Hewitt; the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, councillor Dan De’Ath; director of Style of the City magazine, Rosie Harris and poet, playwright and actor, Eric Ngalle Charles.

The panelists will share their stories, challenges, successes and lived experiences, as leaders within their fields, exploring their hopes for the future of Wales, in the event by Senedd Cymru.

You can list a question when you register.

More information and to book, here.

 

2. Black Brilliance in Healthcare

Friday, October 23. 18.30-20.00.

African Caribbean Medical Association (ACMA) is a student society whose mission is to promote good race relations and equality of opportunity within Cardiff University Medical School, the healthcare profession and the wider community in Wales.

It’s hosting an evening of ‘celebration, motivation & inspiration’ featuring stories from black medics, aimed at celebrating black healthcare professionals who have worked/work in Wales. It’s open to students and non-students.

More information and to book, here.

 

3. What is an active ally?

Saturday, October 24, 14.00-16.00.

An event by Black Lives Matter Wales – Black History 365 Future Milestones with BLM Wales: BLM Manifesto Workshop.

People from twelve regions of Wales have collaborated to identify specific areas that need urgent attention for black people in Wales. The Black Lives Matter Wales Collective’s manifesto will launch this winter.

There’ll be a discussion, breakout rooms and an ‘opportunity to be an active ally’.

More information and to book, here.

 

4. Black History Wales – Psychology

Sunday, October 25. 14.00-16.00

The final part of a series of events by lecturer and historian, Abu-bakr Madden Al-Shabazz, will examine “the psychology of prejudice and the impact of racial discrimination on the psyche of those who suffer more from this social practice.” It will explore English speaking systems of race psychology and how they view black people through political and legal institutions, looking at Western psychology and psychiatry’s roots in the Trans-Atlantic enslavement system.

More information and to book, here.

 

5. Live talk about race, music and culture.

Sunday, Oct 25. 18.30.

Colin Daimond, Welsh Capoeira teacher and percussionist, and Sam West, British Jamaican violinist, pianist and voice coach, will ask – cultural appropriation or interaction, in this musical event exploring the dynamics of race, music and culture. Hosted by Neuadd Ogwen arts centre in Bethesda.

Watch live on Facebook here.

 

6. The Privilege Cafe at Discussion: Cultural diversity and our heritage

Monday, October 26. 19.30.

Cardiff’s Mymuma Soleman, founder of The Privilege Cafe, a weekly online event set up in lockdown as a safe space to discuss privilege, joins The National Library of Wales’ Dafydd Tudur, to talk about the subject, the inspiration behind the virtual cafe, and how heritage organisations can embrace cultural diversity and ensure inclusion across their activities.

Book here.

 

Our Manifesto for the Future asks the next Welsh Government to set challenging targets for recruitment of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people across the public sector, to better represent the diversity of our population and create a Wales we want.

Find out more here.

 

Need support?

BAME Helpline Wales is a multi-lingual helpline for Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic people in Wales.

Website: https://bame.wales/

Call: 0300 222 5720

Text 07537 432416