Inspiring the Next Generation – Our Black Role Models in the Community

Thursday 18th October 2018

A free conference at Wolverhampton University

An all-inclusive conference celebrating current and historical black role models. Speakers will share their experiences of living in today’s society, the challenges they face and how they overcome them. We want you to share your views and ideas about how you have been inspired by influential role models and how we can inspire others.

With keynote speakers and community representatives we aim to create and inspire the next generation to become role models, whilst debating the importance of role models in our community. Speakers and attendees will discuss their personal paths to success, and the role models who have influenced them.

The topics for discussion will be:

Black Business Network – Responsibility of Wolverhampton’s Black Business in Inspiring Others

This discussion will explore the ways in which the Black Business Network has inspired people across the Black Country. We will discuss the ways that you can get involved in this network and hear people’s experiences of working within the Black Business Network.

Family focus: It takes a village to raise a child

This discussion will bring participants together to discuss the challenges they face and aim to form a larger network and family. We will explore how to speak to children about important issues and highlight the importance of community when raising a child.

Successful Black Role Models

This workshop will celebrate the history of successful black role models from Wolverhampton and Britain, with tips for staying motivated in difficult times. Discover how participants can get involved with Black History Month and other activism events across the Black Country.

Workshop for Young People

For young people attending the conference, a game has been set up where they can identify and match black role models to the work they are involved in. This will conclude with a discussion where participants discuss their own personal role models.