Celebrating Black History Month 2023 in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Celebrating Black History Month 2023 in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 16th Oct, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Council is marking Black History Month (BHM) which takes place every October, celebrating the contributions and achievements of African, Asian and Caribbean people across Britain and beyond.

‘Saluting our sisters’ is this year’s theme, paying homage to the black women who have shaped history and inspired change.

It is supported by the #WEMATTER movement, emphasising the importance of black women today.

BHM is an important time to commend diversity and inclusion within Solihull, celebrating the contributions of our increasingly diverse community.

The 2023 theme will celebrate the achievements and contributions of black women and raise awareness of their on-going battles in society.

Solihull Council encourages its residents to take part in local events in and around Solihull celebrating BHM.

Coun Karen Grinsell, deputy leader and cabinet member for equality said: “Black History Month is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the African, Asian and Caribbean people and their wonderful contributions to our diverse community.

“We consistently update our Council policies and prevail in our initiatives to ensure diversity and inclusion is respected and honoured.

“Everyone is welcome and celebrated in Solihull, and we strive to be part of a council which is as inclusive and respectful as possible.”

Visit https://www.solihull.gov.uk for a full list of the events taking place throughout October.

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