What’s on #BHM2020
If you are running an event in Devon to mark Black History Month, please tell us and we will add it to our calendar of events:
|What is happening?||Where is it happening?||When is it happening?||How do I get involved?||Find out more|
|Start the Week Discussions||Online||Every Monday evening during October||See below||See below|
|North Devon Sunrise will be running a number of online events to mark Black History Month||Online – social media platforms and youtube|
16th October, 7pm: Live Q&A with Kevin Maxwell.
Following his book, Forced Out, which recounts how he was abused by fellow police officers for his race and sexuality, Kevin joins us for a live Q&A to discuss his book and his experiences.
TBC Date: Intergenerational Conversations in Devon.
Tune in to watch a conversation about being black and living in Devon between generations- and what we can learn about then and now.
Mon 26th 11am: African Necklaces –
Half Term Kids Craft:
Join Natali from Sunrise for this fun half term kids craft to celebrate Black History Month by making African necklaces. Join her to learn about black culture and history and make a fun necklace to keep.
All month: Celebrating black icons: interactive social media conversations.
Follow Sunrise on social media for dates and further information.
Examples of how you can get involved:
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @SunriseDevon
North Devon Sunrise Email email@example.com
Tel: 01271 328915.
|Screening of Joanna Vassa – a film by Jason Young||You Tube screening||Thursday 22nd October 2020 – 7pm||Watch via this You Tube link.|
The story of the daughter of the 18th century writer and abolitionist, Gustavus Vassa, otherwise known as Olaudah Equiano.
Joanna Vassa married a Congregational minister in Appledore and lived there between 1821 and 1826.
|Article on Torbay’s Black Sailors||Read the full article|
|Evening event to celebrate|
Black History Month
|Zoom||22nd October 2020, between 6.30 and 8.30pm||You are welcome to present a poem or writing by someone you admire or about someone who inspires you. (3 mins max each person)|
Alternatively you might just want to come and listen to others present – do join us.
|For more information and to book a place please contact:|
A link on how to join the event will be sent after a booking has been made.
Start the Week Discussions
Devon Development Education, in partnership with the County Council, are running a series of weekly discussions about Black History in Devon.
The events will take place on Zoom.
Telling Our Stories – Finding Our Roots: Devon’s Multi-Cultural History
Monday 5th October 2020, 18.00 to 19.30
Interesting stories from Crystal Carter, Sandhya Dave and Ghee Bowman.
Meeting ID: 991 2766 1485
Celebrating Windrush in Devon – Our Windrush Stories
Monday 12th October 2020, 18.00 to 19.30
Chaired by Desmond Kumar with Anne Madray, Krish Madray, Dave Samuels and Euten Lindsay.
Meeting ID: 973 7351 9474
Is there still a place for Black History Month?
Monday 19th October 2020, 18.00 to 19.30
Panel discussion chaired by Sandhya Dave
Meeting ID: 937 6498 9576
Black Futures – a discussion about taking action and campaigning for change
Monday 26th October 2020,18.00 to 19.30
Panel discussion chaired by Sandhya Dave with Sara Hurley (Into The Mix / Blazing Tales), Kalkidan Legesse (Sanchos Dress), Maia Thomas (BLM Devon), Jo Hooper (Devon CC Equality)
Meeting ID: 979 8356 2180
We also want to hear from BAME people living in Devon willing to share their personal stories for a future exhibition, by answering three questions:
- From the perspective of your ethnic / cultural background, what has changed for you since growing up in, or coming to, the UK? What do you remember from your childhood, teenage years, as a young adult / student?
- What is it currently like to live in Devon as a person with BAME heritage? How does this compare with your childhood / youth? Are there particular places or happenings that you think celebrate or support ethnic / cultural diversity well? To what extent do you feel ‘visible’ in your community or to businesses and services and is this visibility one of respect and understanding?
- Why is exploring cultural heritage such as celebrating Black History Month important?
You can share your stories anonymously, but if you are able to tell us who you are and share photographs (maybe of your childhood?) then it will make the exhibition all the more interesting. You can take part as a family too or submit a video. To take part – complete our questionnaire or email your responses to us.