October is Black History Month and the TUC North West, and our unions, are supporting activities taking place across the month. Below, and attached, are details of events we have had shared with us. We are hoping to promote some of these in a newsletter but that will likely be next week, so in the meantime please use this information and share where necessary.
Mr Robeson Sings, with Tayo Aluko
Venue: Corner of Paradise and Church Street, Liverpool, L1 1DA
Tuesday 22nd October, from 6pm
Sponsored by the TUC North West. More details here TUC Events
Stockport celebrating Migration
Replay Wood Street, Stockport, Saturday 26th October, from 7pm.
Black History Month finale celebration Stockport. In attendance The Mayor of Stockport, Karen James, Mustard Tree Choir, and Special Guest.
BHM celebrate the month’s activities with an interactive fun and all-embracing Cultural event suitable for all.
Vibrant colours of togetherness in this interactive community event.
The event features DJs, Drumming, Dancing Live Performances, stalls, raffle, cultural delicacies and Guest appearance. Licensed Bar.
Further information on the attached flyer
Bolton Socialist Club comedy performance
Saturday 26th October. Details are on the attached flyer
Black History Month Play-Incredible Week for the Banks
6 pm on Saturday 12th October, Niamos Centre, Warwick Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5EU.
A story of two families, one African, one English, who become neighbours. An exploration of culture clash, misunderstanding, awkwardness and prejudice which is challenged by the relationship between the children.
The performance lasts 30 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A and discussion.
The event is sponsored by NW Unison Black Members Committee.
To register for free tickets go to :Eventbrite
NEU Black History Month
The union’s theme for Black History Month (BHM) in October is challenging negative attitudes to migration.
We are asking teachers to help us to create a more positive approach in the classroom to the issue of migration. Belonging is critical for children and young people to be at their best and ready to learn.
- The union will shortly be sending out four amazing posters featuring key Black figures and ideas for use in the classroom.
In addition, our BHM webpage features links to migration and Black history resources, lesson plans and downloadable posters.
The NEU also plans to host three events in Manchester, Birmingham and London on the theme of identity and migration, so please check the webpage for more information.
The NEU’s anti-racism charter (ARC) is now being piloted in several schools and colleges.
Following feedback, it will be amended and presented at the Black Educators’ Conference in Manchester on 15-17 November.
If you would like to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wear Red Day – 18 October
Unions are supporting Wear Red Day, organised by anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC).
It is a national day of action to promote anti-racism education. Schools and colleges are being asked to encourage pupils and staff to wear red on 18 October and for adults to donate £1.