Last week, on 18 October 2023, we held an Open Afternoon and invited the voluntary and community sector and partner organisations to join us in celebration of Black history.
The event celebrated Black History Season, which takes place from October to November 2023, and provided a set of participatory activities that acknowledged the significant contributions of Black communities in Hackney.
Lunch was accompanied by some exhilerating African drumming and dancing from local performers ACD Arts. This was followed by a workshop on anti-racism facilitated by Black Lives Matter London.
There was also an opportunity for the sector to hear an update on Hackney CVS’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Anti-Racism Strategy.
The afternoon was a thought-provoking event attended by local activists, the local authority and voluntary and community sector organisations. Thanks to all who joined us.
Black History Season exhibition featuring lunch club portraits
We will be celebrating the Black History Season with an exhibition in our conference room. As part of the exhibition, we are displaying some of the captivating portraits taken at the Chats Lunch Club. The displays will be open to the voluntary and community sector every Friday between 12pm to 2pm.
Black History Season events in Hackney
Hackney continues its programme of exciting events for Black History Season throughout October to celebrate Black culture and achievement in the borough. Upcoming highlights include Immediate Theatre’s Voices of Change event on 9 November.
Visit Love Hackney for further updates and information