October is Black History Month - join us and celebrate!

29 September 2017

Black History Month is 30 this year - At Optivo we're marking the month with a variety of events and we’d love you to get involved!

We've  debates, food, African drumming lessons, competitions, blogs, poetry, film screening, interviews and more. All event details can be found below, there’s something for everyone!

How to register

If you’d like to attend please register with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team.
Email your contact details to: EDI@Optivo.org.uk

or call us on 0800 121 60 60 and ask to speak to our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team.
 

Optivo BHM@30 Event programme

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Launch of BHM@30 with panel debate
When:
Friday 6 October 2pm – 3:30pm
Where: Grosvenor House, High Street , Croydon, CR0 9XP and
Colwell House, 376 Clapham Road, SW9 9AR
 
Festival of African & Caribbean food
When: Monday 9 October 12pm – 2pm
Where: Grosvenor House, High Street , Croydon, CR0 9XP
 
Festival of African & Caribbean food
When:
Friday 13 October, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Colwell House, 376 Clapham Road, SW9 9AR
 
Speaker’s Corner
Film screening  of “Cry Freedom” and spoken word artist performance

When: Friday 20 October 2pm - 4pm
Where: Colwell House, 376 Clapham Road, SW9 9AR
Grosvenor House, High Street , Croydon, CR0 9XP
 
Neighbourhood Fun Day - No need to book, just turn up!
When: Saturday 21 October, 1pm - 4pm
Where: Church Manor Estate Playground, Vassall Road, London, SW9 6NE
 
Neighbourhood Fun Day - No need to book, just turn up!
When: Friday 27 October 1pm – 4pm
Where: St John’s Estate, John Morris House, 164 St John's Hill, Battersea, SW11 1SW

 

Black History Month Online

Look out for videos, blogs, photos and updates throughout the month on our website and Facebook page.

You can also get involved on Twitter using the hashtags: #BHM2017 and #BHM@Optivo