Black Herstory Month 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rich Mix
Black people have been omitted from the much historical narrative, and within this discrimination, women’s stories have been largely ignored.
Through our workshops, we would like to introduce to the public inspiring black women and highlight the absence of black women in certain areas of knowledge, e.g. science. Each of these women contributed positively to British society, yet they receive much less recognition than white men or women.
Our event invites participants of all ages and backgrounds to reflect upon the need to have more black women in important roles in society so as to promote equality not just in race but also in gender. At schools, BHM is mainly about black men, such as Martin Luther King, and when it comes to women, normally only Rosa Parks is considered. However, we think that women can change things with achievements in professions and roles. And there are indeed some good examples that unfortunately have not been given the attention and relevance they deserve. These are the people who need to gain visibility in order to broaden society’s perception of the black community and black women in particular.
Art Workshops for families:
– Claudia Jones, ‘A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom’
Concept: children will learn about the Notting Hill Carnival origins and Claudia Jones.
Methodology: Carnival bats masks and other outfits.
-The positive impact of the Notting Hill Carnival.
-Where are all the black women in science?
Concept: children will start visualising black women within science.
Methodology: puppets made with stencils represent black women in science.
Participants: all (children +6 years)
-To challenge stereotypes in science.
-To present contemporary black scientists as role models.
Come and celebrate with us the achivements of Black Women in Britain!
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