WHAT IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
Black History Month is an annual event that recognises the struggles faced by minority communities, as well as the key historic achievements that are often untaught and underappreciated.
Started in America in the 1900s, the event is now a global celebration of Black culture through the ages. In the UK, it is a vital opportunity for businesses, government bodies and organisations to make meaningful changes in the fight for racial equality.
WHEN IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
Black History Month takes place from the 1st - 31st October every year.
HOW DO I CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN MY WORKPLACE?
Black History Month reminds people of the strides made by Black pioneers, and the examples of discrimination still rife in society – including the workplace. Each year, speakers supply businesses with anti-racism resources; from mental health support for Black employees to the correct terminology when discussing race.
The best way to honour BHM in the workplace is through education. Anti-racism experts and event speakers are booked to supply an informative discussion on bias awareness and representation, leaving audiences with a profound understanding
Want to find out more? Look at our comprehensive guide to celebrating Black History Month in the workplace.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING A BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER?
Booking a Black History Month speaker is one of the best ways to make an impact on your workplace. They can touch staff members from all tiers of the business, opening their eyes to the struggles faced by their Black colleagues and promote a more inclusive, welcoming environment. The ideal figures to celebrate racial equality, these speakers can leave a resonating impact on audiences.
Whether these inspiring speakers are hired to discuss their personal experience of racism, highlighting the pinnacle Black figures in history, or promote the power of diversity in the workplace, an expert on racial equality will trigger transformative change in the workplace.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF BOOKING A SPEAKER?
The easiest way to book a speaker is with an agency like Champions Speakers. Our team of booking agents have perfected the process of researching, sourcing, and hiring an expert, to ensure that your experience is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. With Champions, you can book with confidence.
The first step to booking a speaker is to contact a booking agent either by phone or online contact form. From there, a team member will discuss your brief and budget, to comprehensively understand your needs. As each speaker differs in cost, we take the leg work out of finding the perfect personality, thanks to our international network of contacts.
What can a Black History Month speaker offer at events?
When booked for corporate discrimination workshops and other workplace events, our speakers include their anecdotes to make the most impact possible. Candid and authentic, they use their experiences as a vehicle for change, enlightening audiences to the life of a professional from minority ethnic backgrounds.
From microaggressions to discriminatory attacks, racial equality speakers discuss examples of racism in every form. When booked for events, these influential personalities resonate with Black audiences and open the eyes of White guests, to carve a more inclusive future. The perfect additions to an event celebrating Black History Month, our speakers are on the frontline against discrimination.
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