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Black History Month
Inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events, this years’ theme is ‘The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity’. In response to the stereotyped and often negative portrayal of Black families, especially in the media, this Black History Month organisers are fighting for fairer representation. Black History Month is one of the most important celebrations of the year. It honours the history of Black communities and recognises the outstanding achievements made by Black thought leaders who have shaped life as we know it. The main aims of Black History Month are to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people not just in the UK but throughout the world and to educate all on black history.
2021 marks 60 years since Martin Luther King preached in London for the first time, one of his most memorable speeches. Dr King’s speeches and writings continue to speak to the issues of racial injustice, economic and social inequality, poverty, violence, and hope for world peace that shape the 21st Century.
At Aspiration Training, we aim to establish a sense of belonging among our team members, employers and learners. We believe it is important that everyone feels equal no matter what race or skin colour. And we are proud to be celebrating and supporting Black History Month 2021.
Read more about black history month here: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/
This first week of October is also National Inclusion Week. Visit our blog on how to get involved and why inclusion and diversity is so important: https://www.aspirationtraining.com/national-inclusion-week-2021/