October is Black History Month. JRHT communities have been celebrating the diversity of our communities and the achievements of black and brown people across the UK.
Pop Up York and community organisation Film at the Folk Hall held a fundraising event at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, on 15 October, sponsored by JRHT and JRF. The event included a showing of the film Windrush: The Years After, and a Q&A with the film’s director Milton Brown. Food was provided by Mai’s Caribbean Cuisine. Donations from ticket sales went to the Windrush Fund. Thank you to everyone who supported this important event.
Care services have also incorporated Black History Month into their calendar, with a range of events to complement the regular activities residents enjoy. These include arts and crafts, flower arranging, poetry sharing, music and discussion sessions. Look out for information stations throughout our sites.
We’d love to know what you’ve been doing in your community to learn more about the achievements of black and brown people and their valuable impact on our heritage and culture. Get in touch at [email protected].