London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Black History Month

RID the stigma. Representation. Identity. Diversity.

This event is being led by Croydon BME Forum in collaboration with Croydon council and Croydon Black History Month steering group.

The theme of this year’s Black History Month is RID the stigma. 

RID (representation. identity. diversity) the stigma, will provide a focus on black heritage and how young people feel they are seen negatively in the community, and want to change that by ridding the stigma and focusing on their true representation, identifying who they are and incorporating the diversity of all the different cultures and heritage to rid the stigma around young black people.

This will be reflected in an exciting range of events that will take place across the borough and include opportunities to discover historical events through performance, music, storytelling and song, as well as the opportunity to take part in thought-provoking discussions.

What's happening

A host of activities celebrating the history, heritage and culture of the black, Asian and minority ethnic community gets underway on Tuesday 1 October with an event at Crystal Palace Football Club’s Speroni’s restaurant in Selhurst from 6pm.

With nearly 50 events across the borough during October, many of them free to attend, there’s something for everyone to enjoy including musical performances, film viewings, book discussions, history sessions, networking events and more.

You can download a full guide to the borough’s 50 activities below.

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