Black History Month
Black History Month 2021’s theme is ‘Proud to Be’ and here at Walsall for All, we believe it represents an opportunity to look at identity and to look deeper at the individual experiences of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds as well as the common challenges and perceptions experienced across all of our Black communities.
It also represents an opportunity to look more closely at what people are ‘proud’ of being, achieving or doing in their lives (be that something as seemingly simple as being a mother or father; a career achievement whatever that may be; or a more personal success that they have pride in) and the experiences, challenges and journey that each have taken.
We will be featuring a number of individuals, businesses, organisations, events and activities on this theme across the month so keep an eye on our news page and social media channels.
The grand finale will see us collaborate with Walsall College for a day of music, food, performance and activities that celebrate identity, culture and pride, and includes many of those individuals and organisations we will feature throughout the month.
The event will take place on Friday 29th October from 11am to 3pm and is completely free and open to everyone, but you will need to book in advance. Further details will be available soon on our social media and website.
We would like to invite you to share with us what you are proud to be. Your contribution can be as long or as short as you want and in written or in video format.
Please send your contributions to Walsall for All’s social media channels or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also add your 'proud to be' contributions on our Jamboard by clicking below.
Black History Month events in the West Midlands
Alongside our own activities, there is a plethora of events across Walsall, the Black Country and the wider West Midlands region for you to enjoy. We will be featuring some of these in our news section, but a full list of events taking place can be found on the official Black History Month website. Alongside this, we have also included a PDF calendar of events, produced by colleagues from Wolverhampton, Telford and a branch of The Children's Society.