Black History Month
During Black History Month we will be celebrating historic moments, events, achievements and contributions of black people in our communities and across Merseyside, as well as shining a light on people who are striving for equality and diversity in our borough.
On this page you can find information on activities happening in Sefton to celebrate Black History Month.
Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) Celebrates Black History Month
Sefton CVS is hosting an event on Friday 13th October to welcome and celebrate members of the black community.
From 10.30am-2pm, Southport Community Centre will host activities including black history games and access to resources such as podcasts and videos for all attendees.
Sefton CVS is an independent charity which aims to ‘support independent, resilient and sustainable communities’ by promoting and assisting the work of voluntary, community and faith (VCF) groups.
The event is free for everyone, and refreshments will be provided.
Wear Red Day for Show Racism the Red Card
Friday 20th October is Wear Red Day, which asks people to wear red clothing to show that they are against racism. The movement was created by Show Racism the Red Card, the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity.
Sefton CVS invites people to join them from 10.30am-2pm at The Life Rooms in Southport. Guests to the free event can enjoy refreshments and games alongside a black authors reading corner.
Learn more about Sefton CVS on their website.
During the month, libraries across the Borough will be highlighting literature written by ethnically diverse authors in special displays. They will also be celebrating local ethnically diverse authors that they have worked with over the past year, including Harun Morrison, Sandra Suubi and Hellen Songha. More details will be available on their social media pages.
Liverpool City Region (LCR) Race Equality Hub
Crosby Library will play host to a mini summit held by the LCR Race Equality Hub on Tuesday 31st October.
The Race Equality Hub was set up to tackle injustice and inequality, and drive forward positive change for ethnically diverse people. It aims to remove barriers to recruitment while developing ways to address under-representation in the workplace.
The summit seeks to open up conversations with the community about their own needs and how the LCR can support this.
Learn more about the Race Equality Hub on their website.
The National Museums Liverpool are running a series of events during Black History Month, including Inspirational Black Scousers, which offers a guided tour through the stories of some of the many inspirational Black British people connected to Liverpool. This will be hosted at the Museum of Liverpool on various dates between the 4th and 22nd October.
Culture Liverpool will also be hosting events during the month, sharing personal stories, music and art. Highlights include creative writing workshops, Katumba drumming and a walking tour based on the 1919 race riots.