Saluting our Sisters – Celebrating and recognising Black women

Wednesday 4th October

Three Black women will share their individual thoughts and journeys about; Windrush, Migration, Generational trauma and allyship.


The theme for Black History Month (BHM) this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’. The session will feature three female Black speakers who will share their individual thoughts and journeys about;

  • Windrush
  • Migration and
  • Generational trauma

The session is intended to build awareness, educate and share lived experiences of Black women today. Our chair particularly will reflect on his role as an ally in our system and will aim to encourage challenge, debate and achievements with a view to explore what lessons we can draw for organisations, our workforce and the communities we serve particularly in tackling systemic racism.

Our Panel Moderator and chair is James Drury, Partnership Development Director for Health and Care Partnership.

James joined the Bradford District and Craven health and care system in 2017 and is our Partnership Development Director. He has responsibility for supporting the operation and development of our Place Partnership, and is the lead director for our Innovation Hub, and the vice-chair for our Strategic Equalities Group. Before this James was interim director of strategy, partnership and contracting at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust. His NHS career began in Bradford working in older peoples’ mental health in 2006. Prior to this he worked in legal services, improving access to social welfare advice.

In Bradford he has guided the Partnership to achieve successful recognition by the CQC, the SCIE and NHS Confederation. He is a judge for the local partnerships category of the HSJ Awards.

James is a graduate of the Nye Bevan Executive Leadership Programme (NHSLA).

Who is this event for?

Our audience is our workforce across Bradford district. The invite has been circulated to communication officers across our place to share among the VCSE, public sector and schools.

The event will host up to 100 people online, where they will watch a live stream of the panel discussion at the University of Bradford, The Studio.

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