Black History Month 2022 - events and resources

Black History Month
RCPod's Employment Relations Officer, Anwar Ali, shares a number of resources for Black History month, including events two events on 12 October at the QEII Centre in London


  • BME Leadership Network members meeting
    Wednesday 12 October 2002, 5.00 - 6.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE
    Book here

  • Race, science and the NHS with Dr Adam Rutherford
    Wednesday 12 October 2002, 6.30 - 9.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE
    Book here

Online resources from the CPD

Recommended reading

  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
    The extraordinary account of an immigrant’s experience. It is based in 1950’s London where arrivals from the West Indies try to create a new life for themselves in a challenging and often hostile environment. The author, Sam Selvon, was born in 1923 in San Fernando, Trinidad. He came to the UK in 1950 where he established himself as a prolific writer despite many of life’s struggles.

  • A Visible Man by Edward Enninfu
    This is a true which tells the story of the first Black editor of British Vogue. It is a must read for anyone interested in what it takes to challenge the fashion industry from within and lead change. Edward Enninful is editor-in-chief of British Vogue and the European Editorial Director for Vogue.

  • Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
    The author recounts the troubling and revealing history of the relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Olusoga is an award winning historian and broadcaster who shares his own childhood memories of racism and prejudice and highlights the horrors of the slave trade.

  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
    In this novel the population is divided into two: the white Noughts are second-class citizens and the black Crosses are perceived as the superior race. The story focuses on the relationship of two young people who are forced to make a stand due to the continued discrimination they face. The story is a provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society which reverses the traditional racial stereotypes and presents the White population as the oppressed race.