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Supporting Black History Month


The Council is supporting Black History Month 2022 by hosting a virtual event for Council staff, officers and elected members on the theme of ‘The Welsh Perspective.'  

Presented by special guest Marilyn Bryan-Jones, the talk will cover the history of Black people in Wales, Black history in the workplace and the education around Black history.   

The Council is committed to developing its Race Equality Action Plan. It has signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, which commits to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.  

 Black History Month takes place each October in the UK, recognising, remembering and celebrating the contributions of black individuals, groups and organisations.  

Councillor Maureen Webber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Council Business, with responsibility for Equality and Diversity, said: “As a Council, we again support Black History Month and are delighted to welcome Marilyn Bryan-Jones as she presents an informative lecture.  

“We are proud to be a County Borough rich in diversity, and a County Borough in which black histories are celebrated, not only throughout October but all year around.  

 “The Council’s Diversity and Inclusion team is leading the way as the local authority continues its commitment to educating ourselves and others.”   

The Council is hosting a virtual event celebrating Black History Month on Wednesday, October 26. We encourage staff to attend this event to further develop their understanding of Black History in Wales. 

Posted on 20/10/2022