Black History Month 2023- 2nd of October-31st of October.
The international theme for this year is Resistance- which will look at resillience internationaly, whilst in the UK the theme is specific, a Time to change:- 'More Action Less Words' is the emphasis.
The bucket list for 2023 year was -
- A mini stakeholders event (Booked for the 31st of October 2023)
- More engagement with schools (Working with 3 schools)
- Indoor social events (Chatty N Patty every Weds starting on the 4th of October 2023 & a Jamaican cafe hosted by a local organisation 21st/10/2023)
- An outdoor Town Centre event (7th of October 2023 Basildon Town Square & 29th of October 2023 Chelmsford Tindal square)
- A Book Display & meet and greet (26th of October by Author Sade Fadipe and B.A.B.E- A new group in Chelmsford)
- Bespoke Businesses market day (6th/14th/28th indoor, 7th Outdoor in Basildon and 29th of October Outdoor in Basildon)
- Secure funding for the event (part achieved)
HOW DID WE DO?
We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a variety of events in celebration of Chelmsford Black History Month 2023.
We will be based at Unit 32 The Meadows Shopping Mall Chelmsford CM2 6FD
We had a series of wants from last year and the only one we were unable to fully achieve was adequate financial investment, however we were able to secure some funds from Essex Diversity Cultural Project which was for a oneday Town centre event but after consultation, it was felt that providing a safe place for 30 days in a contained place, with a varierty of cultural activities would reach more residents and serve our purpose of Connecting Communities Together.