Celebrating Black History Month October 2020

As we step in October, once more we celebrate the history and legacy of Black communities, as well as recognising the contributions of BAME groups in our society.
In celebration of this, Calderdale Council will be lighting up Wainhouse Tower until Thursday 8 October, as a reflection on these outstanding contributions made in Calderdale and beyond. The Piece Hall is also lighting up to mark the national awareness month.
We would like to know how you are celebrating Black History Month and what events are happening in Calderdale. If you are aware of any such events, please let us know.
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, where it is celebrated in February whereas in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.
It is a powerful reminder that we must not be blinkered by prejudice, instead we should strive to  embrace our diversity, look past our differences into what makes us great, which is within the quintessence of being Human.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.