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Invitation to Black History Month Wales 2016 – Young, Gifted, Black

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We would like to invite you to attend Black History Month Wales 2016 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Black African and African Caribbean people and their contributions to Welsh Heritage and Culture.

Black History Month is being celebrated for the 9th year in Wales. Every year, we host a range of activities and events to capture and share the contributions of people from the African Diaspora as part of our shared history, through a wide range of educational and creative activities for people of all ages.

Black History Month Wales is managed by Race Cymru Council and have 95 plus steering committee members consisting of pan-Wales organisations, grassroots groups, schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions, representing people of different cultures, faiths and geographical locations. From the steering committee we also have established a Black History Management Committee whose role is to plan and programme activities around Black History across Wales. Some of our steering committee and management committee members are Amgueddfa Cymru/ Museum Wales; African Community Centre, Wales; Cardiff and Bangor Universities; Schools – Minority Ethnic Achievement Support (MEAS) Team; Princes Trust; Jamaican Society; Wales Millennium Centre; and Trade Unions in Wales to name but a few.

Our theme for Black History this year is ‘Young, Gifted, Black’ and we will begin this year’s celebrations by celebrating talented young people at the first ever Black History Month Wales Youth Awards. The ceremony will be hosted by Mark Drakeford Minister for Finance followed by a series of celebrations including a number of showcase events which we will be honoured if you are able to attend. The events are as follows:

Friday 30th September 2016
12:15PM – 14:30PM
Black History Month (BHM) Wales Youth  Awards 2016
Senedd, Cardiff  (hosted
Saturday 1st October 2016
12:00PM – 18:00PM
BHM Wales ‘Young, Gifted, Black’ Launch Event
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Saturday 22nd October 2016
12:30PM – 17:30PM
BHM Wales ‘Young, Gifted, Black’ Music Extravaganza

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Sunday 30th October 2016
13:00PM – 17:00PM
BHM Wales  ‘Young, Gifted, Black’ Finale
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

We invite you to attend all our showcase events. All events are free of charge and are open to all communities. Please RSVP to Uzo at info@racecouncilcymru.org.uk .

We look forward to seeing you.

Mrs. Uzo Iwobi OBE (Chief Executive, Race Council Cymru) & Judge Ray Singh CBE (Chairperson, Black History Month Wales)

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