Roots of Resilience: Examining The Focus on Slavery in Black History

Wednesday 25 October

Explore African migration’s complexity in ‘Roots of Resilience.’ Discuss identity, history, and understanding within the Black diaspora


Duration : 6.30-8.30pm Refreshments will be served

Join us as we delve into the multifaceted nature and context of African migration past and present to the UK and the West. “Roots of Resilience” invites you to explore the rich tapestry of experiences, within the context of the continued focus on Trans-Atlantic Slavery in Black History Month Programming.

We will explore the socio-historical context, in which Black History Month emerged and the nuanced differences between African History and Black History. Through open dialogue, we will address potential tensions in self-perception and identification between Africans who have direct ties to Africa and those whose ancestors were forcibly brought to the West. This workshop aims to foster understanding, bridge gaps, and acknowledge the diverse trajectories that have shaped the Black diaspora.