What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online.

Here’s the link to the city’s Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of articles, including one about Our Version Media. There are also details of what’s happening locally throughout the month. For real-time updates, join the Black History Month South Facebook group.

Plus, the following organisations are running their own BHM events. Here are the direct links to their BHM listings:

Our Version Media CIC “Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed”: You Spoke, We Listened. On Wednesday 21st October from 6.30pm-7.30pm we reveal the results of our survey of black people living in Southampton. We’ll also talk about Our Version Media’s work, and our new services created to tackle issues raised in the survey, like our Black Community Coverage Clinic.

Solent Mind Mental Health Matters: Black History Month, Monday 26th October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, via Zoom

University of Southampton The university has a selection of events throughout the month. Click the image to view.

Solent University Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, will be on the panel of Solent’s virtual event, “Diversity and the UK – just how diverse is our business community?” The university says the discussion will include stories from black-owned businesses, provide top-tips to those who might be thinking of starting a business or social enterprise, share information on the support out there and aim to inspire our local community. Date: 5.00pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday 27th October 2020. Click the image below for more information on Eventbrite and to get your free ticket!

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