Black History Month October 2023 at Progress Housing Group
The aim of Black History Month is to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people and to educate and inform each other about black history.
It's also an opportunity for people to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.
Black History Month can have different meanings to different people. Some see it as a time of reflection, others as a time of celebration and coming together.
The theme for Black History Month this year is: Celebrating Our Sisters, a tribute that honours the extraordinary women who have shaped, elevated, and empowered the UK's black community.
What's on at Progress Housing Group for Black History Month?
Throughout October, our Roots Network will be sharing blogs and shining a spotlight on our Black History Sisters - many of whom are unsung heroes who have made a difference in our communities and around the world; women like Mary Seacole, Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Maya Angelou.
Our Roots Network celebrated Black History Month with an in-house event for colleagues and invited guests. Colleagues enjoyed a working lunch with special guest speakers and Caribbean Food from Preston's Pattie Shack.
As in previous years, we'll also be partnering with Radio Leyland to curate a playlist celebrating the theme of Saluting our Sisters.
Throughout the year, our Roots Network, and our colleagues at the Group, ensure that we challenge discrimination and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
Our vision is to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high-quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities. Our continued dedication to equality of opportunity and tackling inequalities in our society is embodied in our vision and values, and as such equality and diversity are at the heart of everything we do.
You can find out more about our year-round equality, diversity and inclusion work in our communities, and in our workplaces by clicking here.
More about Black History Month at Progress Housing Group
Who are our Roots Network?
The Group’s Roots Network was founded in 2021 by Progress Housing Group colleagues to promote equality, and issues that affect black and minority ethnic people.
The Roots Network is a group of Progress Housing Group colleagues that come together to celebrate and promote diversity and raise awareness of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic issues.
The members of the Roots Network are passionate about promoting equality, and issues that affect black and minority ethnic people. Some of us are from a black and minority ethnic background and some of us are allies. Allies are people that are interested in and promote and support black and minority ethnic issues.