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Black History Month Celebration 2023

Bexley Wellbeing Partnership hosted a Black History Month event to celebrate our diverse borough cultures and address health issues affecting black communities.
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Black History Month Celebration 2023

Published
20 Oct 2023
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Bexley Wellbeing Partnership recently hosted an event to mark Black History Month, to celebrate our diverse mix of cultures in the borough, and to highlight health and wellbeing issues that disproportionately affect black communities in the borough.

The event, held in Belvedere, was organised by local charity Active Horizons, the Bexley BAME Network and the Bexley African and Caribbean Community Association (BACCA). Alongside entertainment such as drumming, dancing, a fashion show and poetry, there were talks about Prostate Cancer, Menopause, Breast Cancer and Autism. The mayor of Bexley was in attendance and spoke to a great number of people.

Odinaka Nwodo, a Bexley GP registrar who gave the keynote speech, said, “It’s so important to have events like this, highlighting unique challenges and health inequalities black and ethnic minority populations face. The more we can come together and talk about these subjects openly in community forums, the more likely we are to be able to find solutions and improve health outcomes.”

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