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Paper profiles of faces in different colours for Black History Month

Black History Month comes to Crawley

Local charity Carers Support West Sussex partners with DIVERSE Crawley to launch a Black History month exhibition hosted at Crawley Museum.   

Black History month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987. The celebration presents an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the past and think about how to improve things for the future. The month-long spotlight allows discussions to go past those of racism and slavery and look more to black leaders, many of who’s legacies touch daily lives.

In support of the celebration, Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS) are displaying information about how there may be added layers to their caring situation for some carers from ethnically and/or culturally diverse backgrounds. CSWS are also one of the headline sponsors to enable the provision of free entertainment and Indian and Portuguese food tasting.

“DIVERSE Crawley would like to thank Carers Support for engaging with us as part of Black History Month 2023. This helps us to continue the annual Crawley Museum Exhibition with themes that raise awareness of our plight including the positive news and messages of hope. We are looking forward to sharing stories with Carers from African, Caribbean and Chaggosian backgrounds” – Marilyn Le Feuvre, DIVERSE Crawley Co-Founder and Chair.

Sonia Mangan, Chief Executive of CSWS, said “We are delighted to work in solidarity with organisations who promote inclusive support for all members of our local community. We make every effort to highlight that we support carers from diverse backgrounds and heritage no matter what their caring circumstance.”

The exhibition launches at Crawley Museum on Saturday 7th October 2023, featuring live entertainment, a fashion show and food tasting. Running throughout October, you will be able to learn more about Black Lives matter, Windrush and Chagossian heritage.

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