Black History Month 2021

Updated: Oct 7, 2021


Black History Month

October 1- 31 2021


This year across Kent & Medway Black History Month is being marked with a range of events in October.


See below for more details:

NHS@73: Honouring the diverse workforce

Monday 4 October, 2-4pm - A virtual event hosted by our Accountable Officer Wilf Williams.

With speakers: Dr Brighton Chireka - Named GP for Safeguarding Children and Adults - Kent and Medway CCG, GP Partner at The Manor Clinic and Co-Chair BMA SEC BAME Network, Mark Axcell - Chief Executive, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Roger Kline - Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School, Yassar Mohammed - EDI Lead, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Register your interest here

The Power of Me

Friday 8 October, 9 -1:30pm - A virtual conference hosted by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Aimed at developing the careers of all BAME colleagues with those in senior roles sharing their experiences in their careers and the challenges that they may have overcome.

With speakers:

Rantimi Ayodele, Consultant Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chair of the Cultural & Ethnic Minorities Network, Co-chair Kent & Medway System BAME Strategy Board, Associate Chief of Surgery (MTW), Upaasna Garbharran (EKHUFT), Vincent Badu, Executive Director (KMPT), Samuel Moses, Consultant in Virology and Infection, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Kent (EKHUFT), Alexandra Bode-Tunji, Chief People Officer (DVH), Simon Cook, Service Manager, Forensic & Specialist Care Group (KMPT), Athmaja Thattungal, Consultant Pain Management & Anaesthesia (EKHUFT)

Click here to join the meeting.

NHS@73: Celebrating Black History Month

Tuesday, 19 October, 12 to 4pm.

Speakers include:

Yvonne Coghill CBE, Wellington Makala, Pierre Alozie, Mary Pierre-Harvey, and Professor Anton Emmanuel and Rantimi Ayodele.

Watch the conference trailer and find out more about the event here.

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Events in Kent

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/listings/region/south-east/kent/

BHM - Kent Equality Cohesion Council (kentecc.org.uk)