Slough Black History

Black History is a part of everyone’s history

Working with a Black History Commissioning panel recruited from the Slough community, we are supporting events and activities to celebrate local Black History.

The projects explore untold and untaught stories of the Black community’s positive impact on Slough and Britain more widely.

Current projects are BLAPOW!, Black Women Mural Project, Local Black heroes and The Black Mark.

BLAPOW!

Celebrating the Blacknificent Power of Women.

This is a project led by Dawn Williams. Dawn will be presenting a series of podcasts highlighting Slough’s Black women who are out there making their mark with various businesses, enterprisers and entertainment that local people might not be aware of.

BLAPOW! will produce weekly podcasts and blog posts celebrating these fantastic achievements.

Black Women Mural Project

Building on last year’s project when four inspirational black men were chosen and celebrated on Slough High Street with four vinly murals, in 2021 four inspirations black women have been selected by last year’s men.

Local artist Calvin Ruan will be creating another stunning set of four vinyl murals which will be exhibited at various sites across Slough. We will be announcing the unveiling of the murals and the names of the selected women in the days to come.

The project will be accompanied with blog posts and audio blogs from Christina Brooks-Abraham who is a Slough based writer and storyteller. These blogs will be about each of the women celebrating their lives and achievements.

The final element to this project will be a series of video interviews with Rochdale Alexis. Rochdale will be speaking to members of Slough’s Black community about Black History Month and what it means to them be to part of one of Slough’s most inspirational communities.

Local Black heroes

ADL Connexions will be leading a takeover of the Home Slough Instagram account with a series of photographs highlighting local heroes in the world of work.

The aim for the project is to showcase the many careers and different job roles black people have Slough as a way to inspire young people to consider careers they might not have thought of.

The Instagram take over is scheduled to begin on Monday 25th October so make sure you are following us on Instagram.

The Black Mark

This project idea is being developed by Gary Bradshaw.

The Black mark project encourages young males of all ethnicities to gain a better understanding of each other’s differences in order to break down barriers and raise awareness of various diverse cultures.

Starting on Saturday 23rd October 2021, Gary will be interviewing young people and gathering thoughts, reflections and opinions of what they think or know of the contribution Black males have made in the past and present to Slough. The venue for the interviews will be confirmed soon.

With this material collected Gary will then work with a drama group to use these ideas to create a documentary to transform the narrative of what is a Black man, what is Black culture and how history is captured and shaped.

The documentary is set to be released in early 2022.

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