Lewisham Labour celebrates Black History month in October by participating in Lewisham wide events, including organising a Black History month Celebration event on 29th October. Labour Councillors attended the raising of a Black History Month flag at Lewisham Council’s town hall tonight, 19th October, to celebrate the half way point.
Black History Month runs nationally every October, and in Lewisham it is being marked with a series of events that celebrate the culture, history and achievements of black and ethnic minority communities.
Cllr Janet Daby, Cabinet member for Community Safety, said: “Lewisham is a richly diverse borough and I am delighted that this year there are again so many interesting and varied events.
Black History Month’s emphasis on celebrating community and culture feels like it has extra significance this year after the EU Referendum when we saw an increase in hate crime incidents reported across London. So this is an important opportunity to re-emphasise our determination to reject hate crime and commitment to treating everyone in our community equally and fairly.”
Lewisham Labour BAME have organised an evening celebration, including dinner and quiz, on 29th October at 1 Aislibie Road, more information below.
Other events in Lewisham coming up to mark the month include a screening of Muhammad Ali and Me at The Albany Centre and Theatre in Deptford on Friday (oct21) from 7.30pm and a screening of Pressure Free at Deptford Cinema on Monday (Oct24) from 8pm.
For more information visit http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/whats-on/Pages/Black-History-Month.aspx