Black History Month 2021 Launch Event

Thursday 30 September 2021

Islington Council excitedly celebrates Black History Month 2021 with a month long programme of activities. Join to find out what’s in store!


Challenging inequality, racism and injustice is mission critical for Islington Council. Fairness sits at the heart of Islington’s aspiration to improve the lives of our staff and residents. We cannot realise our vision of creating a fairer borough for all of our residents without tackling the inequality that continues to blight lives across our community. We are determined to make Islington a place where everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

Islington is a diverse borough with a proud history of championing equality for all. We believe our diversity is our strength, with difference enriching our lives and helping us towards our collective goals. The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 have highlighted deep inequalities and the systemic racism that continues to pervade our society, impacting on both quality of life and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities.

Through our commitment to challenge inequality, injustice and racism, last year we took the decision to celebrate Black History all year round. Our #BH365 working group deliver cultural events and learning sessions all throughout the year. In addition to this, we deliver a month-long celebration in October, when we take the opportunity to reinforce the importance of culture and diversity by bringing our community together to learn and celebrate.