UNISON South East and the South East Regional Black Members committee agreed on a sponsorship deal with the organisers of this year’s Black Women’s Conference, the daylong conference had a selection of panels & workshops. It offered a safe space where Black women can meet, share & feel empowered in discussing issues, form stronger bonds.
The Conference took place on the 6th May 2017, at the University College London.
Speakers included Dr Nicola Rollock, Sunny Singh, Imriel Morgan, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Kelechi Okafor.
There were Workshops on Self-Love, Black Women and Academia, Wellbeing, Twerking, QTIPOC, and Uniting to End Violence Against Women and Girls.
There were also performances from live spoken word artists such as Melz, Zena Edwards, Gemma Weekes.
Oxford Brookes University’s UNISON branch secretary Beverly Sesay said:
“This is an excellent opportunity for Black Women to come together and to celebrate and connect with one another and UNISON is proud to be part of the event”.
“This annual event is now in its fifth year and we hope we can help it grow, and that it will become a regular fixture in the UNISON calendar”.
Link to a video from the conference: https://www.facebook.com/Anansearts/videos/794889867352205