Black British History: A series of webinars

Educating proactive professionals about key historical moments and milestones relating to the African-Caribbean population in Britain.

'Using Black British History to Transform Companies and Transform Communities’ is a series of events designed to educate professionals from proactive companies about key historical moments and milestones relating to the African-Caribbean population in Britain so that you feel confident in transforming your approach to diversity, inclusion and racial equality both at work and in your personal lives.

Delivered by Success Through Soca, an initiative from Louis Howell (Volunteer with 100 Black Men of London and Director of social enterprises Revolution Hive and 7PK), the series has been commissioned by Broadgate, Regent’s Place and Paddington Central to provide a much needed source of information this October as part of Black History Month.

The series is split into 3 one-hour sessions covering different aspects of Black British history. You can attend all three sessions or just one.


The Sessions:

The Windrush Generation's Impact on the UK’s Economic Development

Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

From the British Empire, right through to the music genres that we know and love today, this session promises to take you on a journey of understanding how the experiences, contributions and creativity of the Windrush Generation have shaped our society in the last 70+ years.

How the Notting Hill carnival Became One of Europe's Biggest Tourist Attractions

Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

What do carnival and activism have to do with one another? Well, in this session we answer that question and much more by showing you how Notting Hill Carnival came to be, how it grew and the impact it continues to make in communities across the country.

The Journey for the UK's First Black MPs to Get Elected

Date: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Did you know that there were Race Relations Act's in this country a good decade before the one that nearly everybody references as being the first in the 1970s? We begin this final session by introducing you to a few examples of successful civil rights activity from UK activists before showing you how engagement with the political arena led many Black and Asian people to get the support they needed to become socially mobile.

The sessions offer an interesting way to transform the culture within your organisation, unite local people and empower them to work with one another to improve local life. The series will also equip companies and local community organisations with creative and effective ways to embed this information into their own internal communications.

All three sessions will include suggestions for how you can follow-up the sessions with further internal discussion and activities so be prepared to not just be informed, but to take action.

Your Facilitators

Louis Howell co-runs Revolution Hive, a social enterprise equipping young people for life through personal development and social responsibility programmes. His consultancy, 7PK, helps organisations improve their approaches to Youth and Community Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Social Mobility. He is trustee for two charities and a proud member of the 100 Black Men of London.

Samantha and Nadine (aka Sundivas) are Digital Delivery Managers for the government's digital service, managing various software developers and tech practitioners. They also ran a range of education programmes for young people that used performing arts and other approaches to teach them about Caribbean culture and experiences. Finally, they are internationally recognised Soca music artists.

Sir Influential is an MC, Host and lead team member in Flagz Mas Band, Flagz Sound and the Soca Weekender run by the Flagz team. He was once a sexual education teacher and ran a range of sex and relationships workshops for young people. Currently, Sir Influential is a Customer Advisor and a Brand Ambassador for the mobile provider, Three.

14 October 2020 - 28 October 2020
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