‘Using Black British History to Transform Companies and Communities’ is a series of webinars designed to educate proactive professionals and the local community about key historical moments and milestones relating to the African-Caribbean population in Britain. This series has been designed to leave attendees feeling confident about their abilities to transform their approach to diversity, inclusion and racial equality both at work and in their personal lives.
Delivered by Success Through Soca, an initiative from Louis Howell (Director of social enterprises Revolution Hive and 7PK), the series has been commissioned by Regent’s Place to provide a much needed source of information this October as part of Black History Month.
The webinars offer guidance on how to transform the culture within organisations, unite local people and empower them to work with one another to improve local life. The series will also equip companies and local community organisations with creative and effective ways to embed this information into their own internal communications.
The series is split into 3 one-hour sessions covering different aspects of Black British history, offering attendees the opportunity to attend just one of all three.
The Windrush Generation's Impact on the UK’s Economic Development
From the British Empire, right through to the music genres that we know and love today, this webinar explore how the experiences, contributions and creativity of the Windrush Generation have shaped our society in the last 70+ years.
Wednesday 14 October 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How the Notting Hill carnival Became One of Europe's Biggest Tourist Attractions
What do carnival and activism have to do with one another? This webinar will answer that question and much more by explaining how Notting Hill Carnival came to be, how it grew and the impact it continues to make in communities across the country.
Wednesday 21 October 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Journey for the UK's First Black MPs to Get Elected
This final session discusses different examples of successful civil rights activity from UK activists and how engagement with the political arena led many Black and Asian people to get the support they needed to become socially mobile.
Wednesday 28 October 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
All three events will include suggestions for how to follow-up the webinars with further internal discussion and activities.
Louis Howell co-runs Revolution Hive, a social enterprise equipping young people for life through personal development and social responsibility programmes. His consultancy, 7PK, helps organisations improve their approaches to youth and community development, diversity and inclusion and social mobility. He is a trustee for two charities and a proud member of 100 Black Men of London.
Samantha and Nadine (aka Sundivas) are digital delivery managers for Gov.uk the UK governments digital service, managing various software developers and tech practitioners. They also ran education programmes for young people that used performing arts and other approaches to teach them about Caribbean culture and experiences. Finally, they are internationally recognised Soca music artists.
Sir Influential is an MC, host and lead team member in Flagz Mas Band, Flagz Sound and the Soca Weekender run by the Flagz team. He was once a sexual education teacher and ran a range of sex and relationships workshops for young people. Currently, Sir Influential is a Customer Advisor and a Brand Ambassador for the mobile provider, Three.
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