Published Monday, 4th October 2021
Black History Month is a national celebration of the contributions and achievements made by Black people to our nation and to our local communities.
This year, we are joining the national theme for Black History Month, Proud To Be, and invite Black and Brown people of all ages from across Sutton to share what they are Proud To Be. Make sure you use the hashtags #SuttonBHM2021 #ProudtoBE when sharing your stories, pictures and videos and we will include these across our social media channels to inspire as many people as possible to get involved.
Also, look out for events throughout the month from Sutton Council, Community Action Sutton, Sutton College, Sutton African and Caribbean Cultural Association and Sutton Housing Partnership.
Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“The impact that Black people have had across the history and culture of Sutton, London and this country should be celebrated and learned from every month of the year but especially during Black History Month.
We are very fortunate to live and work in a borough where diversity is such an integral part of who we are. The annual celebration of the richness of Black history is so important and this year’s theme, Proud To Be, presents a great opportunity for people to celebrate their heritage and culture. I look forward to seeing people’s stories, as well as joining in the celebrations at the various events being run by the Council and partners across the voluntary sector over the month.
I would encourage everyone to get involved, celebrate, learn and share something new about Black History this October.”