Liverpool Black History Month

Liverpool Black History Month Lets Talk about Race

Made up of arts, heritage, culture and community activists Liverpool partners have spent the last 10 months meeting to coordinate Black History Month 2022. Appreciating its a month that is devoted to making visible the contributions that Black Britons make in todays society, we have been debating how best to present this month acknowledging that work celebrating Black history is all year-round. Once again, a host of arts and cultural organisations, universities and businesses have created an impressive programme.

Working with partners, Culture Liverpool has created a dedicated webpage to ensure all of the months events are in one place and easy to navigate. This year has already been very busy in the city, with many events having already taken place including the inaugural launch of Liverpool Against Racism, the WoWFest, Africa Oys 30th anniversary celebrations, the Mandela family visit, the Freedom Festival by Mandel8, NML Slavery Remembrance Day and so much more.

Last year, we explored the next steps down the road of social justice towards a society in which our children can see what they want to be, and we ask how far have we really come? This is a theme very much reflected through the recent global trail created with Liverpool City Region and The World Reimagined for which we have had further conversations about racial justice and reflected on our shared history of the transatlantic slave trade and enslaved Africans.

This year, we celebrate the power of words through storytelling and factual accounts. The city will welcome a visit from the US by Dr Julius Garvey MD, son of civil rights activist Rt. Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. A special commission by Jernice Easthope is to be produced, reflecting on Black women in culture and how they are changing the world and WoWfest will open with Linton Kwesi Johnson. Other festivals include BlackFest, Liverpool Irish Festival and The Gravity Festival.

We invite you to join in as we meet and greet, debate, eat, sing, dance and watch films that capture the essence of Liverpool and celebrate the impact that Black arts events have on our local communities, young and older, creating meaningful opportunities to work, rest and play together. This is just another month to add to the many others where everyone can share, participate, and enjoy!

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