Black History Month

One of the things that we can do to help us build better relationships with people of colour is to get some sort of a clue about the history of their struggle, the history of individuals, nations and culture that informs where people of colour are at today. This is more than just general interest – this is a key tool for meaningful dialogue.

That’s why I think it’s important to make the most of opportunities like Black History Month to share what we know about black history. That’s why I think it’s great that there are two black history months in the year: North America celebrates in February; the UK celebrates in October.

We plan to blog one, a few or more items on this topic over the next four weeks. We invite readers to do the same – on their own blogs or as guests here.

Leave a comment below, or get in touch with one of us directly or via the comment form on the About page if you would like to let us know about your post or if you are interested in submitting as a guest contributor.

At the end of the month we plan to kick off the Carnival of white noise with a retrospective on black history month. We invite readers to submit posts – their own, or other people’s, new or old – that you feel might be relevant to the carnival. We can’t promise to publish every submission, but we do promise to read them all.

If you would like to submit, the form is on the Carnival of white noise page here!

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3 Responses

  1. Great website!

    I’ll be sure to read it regularly. Confronting white privilege is so important in the struggle for liberation.

    Glad you’re in the blogosphere.

  2. Thank you

  3. […] call for the carnival! Posted on 29 February 2008 by Maia We’re working on the first carnival of white noise this weekend, with a Black History theme marking the end of the February 2008 edition of Black […]

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