Black history month

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3011
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will you promote the awareness of Black history in London during the month of October?

Answer

Answer for Black history month

Answer for Black history month

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Black History Month is an important opportunity to remember the massive contribution Black Londoners have made to the capital over the generations. 

It's also a great chance to celebrate black history, arts and culture throughout London. 

I want our programme of events this year to be the biggest and best ever.  And I intend to raise awareness of the celebrations by publicising the events online, using social media to reinforce the message and using the media, especially those with direct links to the minority community.

I'll be doing everything I can to ensure all Londoners are aware that Black History Month is taking place, and encouraging them to attend the events and get involved.