Black History Month 2023
2 October 2023
Every October, we celebrate Black History Month.
This month is dedicated to reflecting on important moments, people, and progress in black history, while acknowledging the difficulties the black community still faces today.
The theme for Black History Month this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’.
What does this mean?
It’s all about raising black women up and focusing on their contributions to shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.
The achievements of black women have too often been overlooked or forgotten – they are victim to a perfect storm of sexism and racism in their communities, society, and throughout history.
The ‘Saluting our Sisters’ theme demonstrates the importance of intersectionality and nuance when supporting racial equality.
Doing the work
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. Equal treatment no matter someone’s race, gender, or identity is a non-negotiable.
Those who aren’t black have a responsibility to be an active ally to our black peers, not a passive bystander. This is done by educating ourselves on the nuances of racism, or simply calling out discriminative behaviour no matter the environment.
During this month, we’ll be discussing what we’re doing as a business to support racial equality and sharing resources for our team to learn more.
Black History Month remind us that there’s always work to do to build a better future, and we’re committed to doing what we can to make a difference.