Celebrating Black History Month 2020

Healthwatch Greenwich is hosting a series of free online events with art, panel discussions, interviews, and crafts, to celebrate Black History Month.

Healthwatch Greenwich, in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich is hosting a series of free online events with art, panel discussions, interviews, and crafts, to celebrate Black History Month. The aim of the events is to highlight the lived experience of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) people in our Borough, celebrate culture, and help us learn more about the things that bring us together.

Funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for Black History Month 2020

Please note: All face-to-face events will follow the government’s COVID-19 guidelines and are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Please ensure you wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines if you attend one of our face-to-face events.

Upcoming events

 

‘Our bodies, our health, our history’ travelling art exhibition

Location: Various (see below) 
Date: Throughout October
Time: 12pm - 2pm

About this event: 
A travelling exhibition celebrating Black women, the impact of structural racism on Black women’s health, and raising awareness of cancer screening for Black women. Follow us on Twitter for live updates and photos from this exhibition. 

Where we will be:

 

The Kandi Girls Night Out In

Location: Online

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

Time: 8pm – 9pm

About this event: 

Russian artist Kandinsky is known as a pioneer of avant-garde art, but what can his work teach us about our bodies? 

Join The Kandi Girls Night Out In, an online workshop to celebrate the life, bodies, and wellbeing of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic women in our Borough. 

Register on Eventbrite

 

Crochet Like Your Mother Used to Make

Location: Online

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Time: 11am – 12:30pm

About this event: 

Knitting and crochet are global skills and of great importance to women of the world, and especially of Caribbean and African Diaspora. Brush up on your skills or pick up some new ones at this fun workshop aimed at celebrating the lives and bodies of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic women in our Borough. 

Register on Eventbrite

 

Circle of Life Art Workshop

Location: Online

Date: Friday 23 October 2020 

Time: 5pm – 6pm

About this event: 

Inspired by the theme of circles, join this art workshop to explore the therapeutic nature of art and learn more about the importance of screenings for good health and wellbeing. 

Register on Eventbrite

 

Health Symposium with Healthwatch Greenwich

Location: Online

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

About this event: 

Join our engaging panel discussion by black women, for black women, and learn more about health inequality and the risks that such barriers can create for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic women in our Borough. 

  • Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Interim Deputy Leader and Labour Councillor for London Borough of Greenwich. Cllr Denise Scott- McDonald is also Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills, and a University Lecturer. Follow Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald on Twitter
  • Dr Catherine Omotayo, GP Trainee. Dr Catherine has also worked as Medical Doctor at Lewisham and Greenwich Trust, and does frequent outreach work with her local church.
  • Khadija Ahmed, Founder of Afyah Support Group. Khadija founded this community group to support Muslim women in Plumstead. Afyah Support Group recently won the Royal Borough of Greenwich Business Award for Social Enterpise 2020. Follow Afyah Support Group on Twitter.
  • Pamela Franklin, Founder of the Caribbean Social Forum. Pamela founded the Caribbean Social Forum in 2015. The Forum is open to men and women aged 50+ and they currently have over 600 registered members, mainly from the Caribbean and neighbouring countries, such as Guyana. Follow the Caribbean Social Forum on Twitter.

Register on Eventbrite

These events are organised by Healthwatch Greenwich and funded by Royal Borough of Greenwich for Black History Month 2020.

Our partners: CraftA and Maritime Radio 96.5 FM

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