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Black Mental Health Matters: The Fight for Truth and Justice

Date: Tuesday 19th October 2021 19:00

‘There is no parity between BME communities and the white majority in access, experience, or outcomes of mental health care’This forum brings together practitioners and activists who will discuss current practice in our mental health system and the initiatives to bring about sustainable change that will benefit Black people in our communities.

Speakers include:

Malik Gul is the Director of Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network which works on the frontline of community-led early help and prevention.Dr Donald Palmer is Co-Founder/Co-Director of Reach Society, an award-winning social enterprise which works with young people to reach fulfil their full potential.Representative for SLaM / Justice for Seni Campaign – The campaign to end the use of excessive force against mental health patients, following the death of Olaseni Lewis in 2010 and several others since. The campaign has sponsored a bill which is currently before parliament.



Thursday 28th October
6.30pm – 8pm | Online via Zoom

Please join us for a special writing wellbeing workshop for Black History Month with author and self-care facilitator, Andreena Leeanne where you’ll explore self-love & self-care.

Andreena writes, performs & speaks out about her personal experiences with homelessness, mental health, LGBT, Identity, childhood sexual abuse and the many other challenges. By speaking her truth, she hopes to inspire and empower others to speak and write their truth.


Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer

Date: Wed 20 Oct 2021 Time: 7pm

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 385 207 6159

In Partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Masked Men and more 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men, who have a 1 in 8 chance of getting prostate cancer. You may also be more likely
to get prostate cancer as a black man if:

 you are aged 45 or over – and your risk increases as you get older
 your father or brother has had it.


Black History  Month Quiz Night 2021

Date: Thurs 21 Oct 2021   Time:7pm Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 385 207 6159

After a hilarious and educational night last year, we are back for another Black History Month quiz!
Categories include, music, sports, general knowledge
and film.
Prizes for the winning team! Don’t miss it. Bring your game face.


Kwame & The End of Summer Lockdown 2021

Date: Fri 29 Oct 2021 Time: 6:30pm

Location:The Front Room: 37 – 39 St George’s Walk, Croydon, CR0 1YL

The Croydon BME Forum is excited to welcome the play Kwame &  The End of Summer Lockdown. Like many other BLACK Men,
Kwame is living in a historical moment.
Join the Black Men’s Consortium on the global stage for a virtual performance in order to connect and dialogue about how BLACK Men can move forwards with personal and collective action around their mental health.


Proud To Be A Black Woman

Date: Fri 29 Oct 2021 Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location:The Wellness Centre

Celebrating black women in Croydon – A Day filled with fun, music and testimonies about what makes us proud to be a black woman.
Poetry, live music and much more. Come along to this free event.


Intergenerational Fashion Show

Date: Sat 30 Oct 2021  4-6pm

Location: Whitgift Square, outside Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon (get full address)

Wear what makes you proud!
Join us for our
intergenerational fashion show with our over-60 community and young people in Croydon modelling an outfit that best represents them.
Whether that be cultural dress, a work uniform, casual or any attire, we are celebrating culture and individuality. Everyone is welcome!

Over 60s Poetry Night (YAHG)

Date: Wed 6th Oct 2021 Time: 3-5pm

Location: Zoom Meeting: 

Meeting ID: 385 207 6159

Come and share your poetry with us this afternoon. An intergenerational session for the young and over 55’s.

Celebrating Historical Figures (YAHG)

Date: Wed 27 Oct 2021 Time: 3-5pm

Location: Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 385 207 6159

Black figures and their contributions – Email us or bring a photo or
short piece about someone who you feel has made impact in life and who your proud to be role model during your life,
can be Marcus Garvey, Denzel Washington, Mae C Jemison or recent that are making change in the world now.
“You Choose “.

The African Contribution to Mathematics
Find your Hidden Genius

Date: 8th November 2021
Time: 7.00pm
Via Zoom

Learn the the history of African Mathematics
Learn to think like a genius
Calculate complex sums
Unleash your hidden mathematical genius
Maths demonstration’s

There will be an opportunity to purchase the book, “The African Contribution to Mathematics”, written by the Maths Doctor John Matthews & Historian Robin Walker.

The Black Brunch (16-24 Event)

Date: Sun 24 Oct 2021 Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: Box Park Croydon

The Croydon BME Forum presents: Black Brunch, an afternoon of fun, food and networking that celebrates young black people at their finest.
The afternoon will include talks by a panel of influential people from the Croydon area, activities and prizes to be won. Come and celebrate the future of Croydon.