Black History Month: Worcestershire Events

2020 has been an extremely important year in terms of the fight for racial justice, with the Black Lives Matter movement growing even larger in significance. With that in mind, this year’s Black History Month in the UK seems to be as poignant as ever and there are multiple events taking place across October in Worcestershire and beyond. Below are just a selection of events:

Mid Worcestershire CLP – Black History Month: A Three Part Mini-Series

This three-part Black British History mini-series – organised by the Mid-Worcestershire Constituency Labour Party – explores when, how and why black people came to Britain from Roman times through to the 19th century. The sessions will be led by guest speaker Dr Tony Talburt, who is a senior lecturer and course leader for the black studies Degree programme at Birmingham City University.

  • Session 1 (01/10/2020) – Focuses on black presence up to the Tudor period. 
  • Session 2 (05/11/2020) – Examines the black experiences during slavery and the colonial era.
  • Session 3 (03/12/2020) – explores the achievements of black people in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Email for zoom details.

Midlands TUC & SUTR 2020 Anti-Racism Summit

03/10/2020 – 11.00 to 13.00

This summit is being held in honour of Nita Sanghera, a long term activist who passed away earlier this year.

The summit will be exploring how to tackle racism in the workplace and wider society and discuss the particular challenges faced by BME workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers include:

Lee Barron, TUC
Weyman Bennett, SUTR
Roger McKenzie, Unison
 Zarah Sultana MP
Ravi Subramanian, Unison
Nadia Whittome MP
Paresh Patel, Unite
Salma Yaqoob, anti-racism activist
David Rosenberg, author
Megan Parsons, health worker
Charlie Williams,  Covid 19 Bereaved Families for Justice 
Loraine Mponella, CARAG
Professor Cecile Wright, University of Nottingham.

Please register online.

Worcestershire Stand Up To Racism on-line conference (Hosted by the RMT)

RMT will be hosting the Worcestershire Stand Up To Racism on-line conference on Wednesday 21st October at 7.30 p.m. 

We will post registration details once they have been released.

If you are aware of any events in Worcestershire then drop us an email at


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