Black History Month takes place each year from 1st - 31st October. The month is a time to celebrate black history in the UK. The aim of Black History Month is to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society and to raise awareness of the importance of Black history. Black History Month also encourages the learning and conversations started in October about Black history, and contributions to UK society, to continue year-round.
Organisations across Greater Manchester are celebrating Black History Month, with a variety of events and resources on offer for everyone to get involved with. Below, we have signposted a selection of Manchester-based, and national, resources and organisations that raise awareness of issues relating to Black history and Black British contributions throughout the year.
Black History Month UK Official Website - a national website that features news, opinion pieces and key events.
Black Pound Day – a series of days each month that of encourage consumers to spend at Black-owned businesses in the UK.
Manchester Metropolitan University Black History Month 2020 - MMU has a range of events and an online course that are open to the general public.
Manchester Libraries Black History Month 2020 - a curated selection of content, readings and an events programme, including a special message from poet Lemn Sissay.
Black History Month 2020 at HOME – HOME is facilitating a programme of online panels, discussions and events as well as a select screening of films.
Get2Talent – a Manchester based recruitment organisation that can help businesses actively looking to improve their hiring processes to put diversity and inclusion at the forefront.
Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network BAME Network - a network for those that identify as being part of the BAME community and run, or are involved, with social enterprises.
Manchester Africa Business Network - the Manchester Africa Business Network is the Manchester based network of the wider British African Business Alliance which is a diaspora led network for Business Leaders, Investors and Development organisations in Africa or expanding into Africa.
Black United Representation Network - BURN is a Manchester based organisation that advocates for more Black representation at senior leadership levels, building trade links with African countries and the importance of networking spaces.