Celebrating Black History Month


29 September 2021

We’re proud to be celebrating Black History Month with our residents, colleagues and our local communities.

 image: Black History Month's theme this year is 'Proud to be'As part of this year’s theme "proud to be", we’re sharing all the things that make us proud. Where we’re from, who we are, our culture and our history.
For us, we’re proud to be an organisation who celebrate Black History together, uplifting black voices, exploring the beauty and richness of black culture.

Join us for a series of events and activities to celebrate this year's theme as part of Black History Month. 

Our programme of events:

"When I Came To England" - An online Seminar with guest speaker Nia Reynolds
When: Tuesday 5 October 6pm - 7pm
"Proud to be" - An online presentation lead by guest speaker Paula Perry
When: Wednesday 13 October, 6pm - 7pm
Social Stigmas in the Black Community - Online Workshop lead by guest speaker Rory Peters
When: Thursday 14 October 7pm - 8.30pm

Looking For Claudia Jones: An online documentary screening and Q&A with Nia Reynolds
When: Monday 18 October 6pm - 8pm

Supporting BAME residents - An online workshop with guest speakers Paula Perry and Shenuma Kashta
When: Wednesday 20 October 6pm - 7pm

Recognising our unconscious bias - An online workshop with Christianah Afeniforo, Chair of the BAME Committee at Optivo
When: Wednesday 27 October 6pm - 7pm

Black History Month celebration day - Online Cooking session with Brown Shuga Dumplin
When: Friday 29 October 12pm - 1.30pm
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Black History Month celebration day - Music with DJ Mystery Man
When: Friday 29 October 3pm - 4pm
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Black History Month celebration day - Quiz
When: Friday 29 October 5pm - 6pm
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For more information, please contact us at resident.involvement@optivo.org.uk or to book your place on any of the above activites please complete our online form.

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For more information, activities and events check out the Black History Month website here. We will also be releasing further details of our events to celebrate Black History Month throughout October. Check out our social media channels for more information:


You can also find lots of great content on our YouTube channel. Make sure to suscribe to our channel and check out our playlist for Black History Month 2020.