The Museum of Liverpool are proud to present a unique event which will explore specific challenges around equity in health within Black communities, the extraordinary people who have been involved in effecting change, and next steps.

What can we do to make a difference? Campaign, get involved and find out how to get support in making sure you’re looking after yourself and dependants. This will be an uplifting day flourishing with creative practitioners who will get us drumming and dancing into positivity. There will be talks, stands and performances with lots of opportunities to get involved.

The day will involve:

11.00am – Counsellor and therapist Alan Crawford will open the event by leading a drumming circle.
11.20am – Welcome to keynote speaker Dr Stephen Kenny, Senior Lecturer, 19th and 20th century North American History at University of Liverpool. This will be followed by a session of chair based yoga led by Capoeira for All CIC. Everyone is welcome to join if they would like to!
12.20pm – Break for lunch. Water, juice and sandwiches with vegan fillings will be available.
12.50pm – Panel discussion exploring the specific challenges around equity and health within Black communities past and present. The panel includes Dr Asangaedem Akpan Consultant Geriatrician at Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Cllr Nathalie Nicholas, Liverpool City Council, midwife and founder of Black Mum Magic Tisan Lynskey Wilkie, health and wellbeing coach Saeed Olayiwola, Gloria Hyatt MBE, Race Equality and Non Executive Director at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Chinelo Ojukwu, GP.
1.50pm – Coffee break before a call to action – what can we all do to help make change? We will be introducing services from a range of organisations.
2.15pm – The event finishes with a performance by Capoeira for all in the Museum of Liverpool atrium and a chance to browse the stands of service providers.

Children are welcome and activities will be provided in the same space.

This is a free event but please book your ticket below.

The Museum of Liverpool is committed to reducing barriers to attendance – please let them know if there is anything they can add to the event to assist your participation. Please drop them a line at [email protected] if there’s anything we can put in place at the museum to help you get the most out of the event, and we’ll see what we can do.

This is an event in partnership with Liverpool Primary Care Network who work to reduce barriers to access and participation within health from Black communities.

Event Date: Sunday 15th October 2023

Categories: 2013 | Accessible event | Black History Month | Community Event

Contact Details: Museum of Liverpool, Tel: 0151 478 4545

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