Inspirational women share their stories for Black History Month

Inspirational women share their stories for Black History Month

By Gareth Dennison | 14/10/2020

Inspirational women share their stories for Black History Month
(Left to Right) Sabine Lukula, Neema Nkwama, Sile Sibanda, Langa Hlabangani

WOMEN with African heritage are to share their stories of making their mark in Rotherham and the wider worlds as part of Black History Month.

Sabine Lukula, Neema Nkwama, Sile Sibanda and Langa Hlabangani will tell their tales through videos on RMBC’s social media.

Cllr Sarah Allen, cabinet member for cleaner, greener communities, said: “This is a great opportunity to hear about the hope, health and happiness of black women here in Rotherham.

“All four speak about their aspirations from becoming the first black female astronaut in the UK to being media trailblazers and artists.

“The films focus on the importance of Black History Month, what it means to us locally, nationally and internationally and how we can learn from it.”

Elsewhere, this month’s StoryTime selection from Rotherham Libraries feature black heroes like Rosa Parks and Pele in the Little People Big Dreams series.

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance have organised a number of online events and workshops including Black History of The UK (Pre Windrush), Racism and Unconscious Bias and a performance of Death and The King’s Horseman by Utopia Theatre.

The events are part of the Rotherham Together programme launched last month. Visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/rotherham-together for more information.