Black history month event: Anti-racism, a moment for literacy and transformation – got to do right, got to do anti-racism

A joint celebration hosted by RCN Eastern, RCN East Midlands and RCN West Midlands

12 Oct 2021 10:00 - 13:30



CPD hours: 3.5

Join us at this celebration of Black History Month, which this year is being hosted by the RCN Eastern, RCN East Midlands and RCN West Midlands regions. The event will incorporate a variety of inspirational speakers and presentations, as well as a 'Making A Difference' awards ceremony.

The event will be chaired by Wendy Irwin, the RCN's Head of Equality and Diversity, and will incorporate a variety of inspirational presentations and speakers, including Patrick Nyarumbu, Executive Director of Strategy, People and Partnerships at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and former Director of Nursing, Leadership and Quality for NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England).

Patrick is a mental health nurse by background and has worked and in a wide range of NHS organisations covering mental health, acute and specialist services as well as a Primary Care Trust and a Clinical Commissioning Group. Patrick is passionate about leadership development, talent management and championing diversity and will be talking to delegates about what structural inequality and racism has meant for him, and how these experiences motivate him to seek racial justice for everyone in the communities in which he lives and works. Patrick will also explore different policy initiatives, including work being undertaken in his organisation to transform the staff experience.

Further speakers will be confirmed shortly.

You do not need to have the Microsoft Teams app to join the session - you will be able to join using the web browser of any internet-enabled device.

You can book your place now for the event. Once you have booked your place, you will receive the Microsoft Teams link one working day before the event.

'Making A Difference' awards

Alongside the speakers and presentations, we are also holding a ‘Making a Difference’ awards ceremony, which gives us the opportunity to come together and recognise the contribution of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues who have made a real difference to the lives of patients or colleagues, and of allies who have made a difference in the course of their everyday roles on the issues of race equality, inclusion and anti-discrimination.

Anyone can nominate someone for a 'Making A Difference' award - all you need to do is complete the nomination form and email it to your Regional Office.

You can find further details about nominations, and your Regional Office email address, on the nomination form.


Page last updated - 29/09/2021