Celebrating Black History month

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October is Black History Month and Nottinghamshire Healthcare is marking it with a special event which will be attended by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Merlita Bryan.

The event on 26th October will focus on the theme of the Trust’s commemorations, ‘Everyone’s a Leader’, reflecting the leadership abilities that all individuals possess through skills, knowledge and experience.

The Sheriff will be talking about her own experiences and journey to becoming Nottingham’s first Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) female Sheriff. The Trust’s Chief Executive, Professor Mike Cooke CBE, will formally open the event and welcome the attendees. He said: “We are delighted that Councillor Merlita Bryan will be joining us to share her personal leadership journey. Nottinghamshire Healthcare is proud to support Black History Month, celebrating and embracing cultural diversity and positive contributions to society.”

A special flag has been flying outside Trust Headquarters throughout October to show support and raise awareness of the month.

Celebrated in Britain every October for nearly a quarter of a century, Black History Month is an opportunity for people and groups all over the country to promote knowledge of Black history and experience, share positive Black contributions to British society and to celebrate Black cultural identity. It also provides an opportunity for Black people to enhance their awareness of their own cultural heritage, in particular those of African, Asian and Caribbean descent.

Each year Nottingham hosts a wide variety of events put on by cultural organisations and community groups, local broadcasters and community centres, clubs, museums and arts venues. Everything from African music to club nights, exhibitions and plays, concerts, dance, Gospel choirs and community events can be found in the city. For more information and details of events happening in your area visit: www.mynottingham.gov.uk/bhm