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WestKing observes Black History Month with a series of engaging events

Students and staff at WestKing’s King’s Cross Centre attended a diverse range of events to mark Black History Month.

A series of events took place at Westminster Kingsway College last month to mark Black History Month, which takes place every October. Staff and students at the King’s Cross Centre came together to take part in a range of organised activities throughout the month.


A very special Black History Month celebration today at Westminster Kingsway College’s, King’s Cross site! 🖤 Students had the chance to engage with stalls from the different organisations that we invited and also participate in the musical performances, all in the purpose of celebrating Black History. 🎉 🙌 #blackhistorymonth #westking #westminsterkingswaycollege #London #lifeatcccg

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The highlight of the month was the Black History Fair, where around 400 students were able to meet representatives from a range of black organisations dedicated to empowering young people through a range of mentoring, support, volunteering, personal development and community engagement. Students were able to interact with people from BAYO, Access UK, The Metropolitan Police, BLAM and Show Racism the RED Card. During the fair, there was also a range of performances from the college’s music students, along with a steel pan band.

The college hosted a guest speaker panel Q&A event which enabled students to gain insight into various industries. Distinguished professionals shared their experience and insight into a range of careers, offering valuable perspectives and expert advice.

The stellar panel included:

  • Aisha’lee Aminu, Director of Motherlee’s Garden
  • Aline Minja, Senior Nursing Assistant at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • Cathrine Ajani, Parliament Policy & Strategy Advisor, Civil Service Department for International Trade
  • Chenika Neunie, Marketing Manager at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
  • Funmi Alapafuja, Vice President Delivery Lead at Bank of America
  • Jayne Bekoe, Head of Equality, Quality, and Inclusion at the Royal College of Midwives
  • Olushola Oladipupo, Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services
  • Stephanie Ezechukwu, Head of Prosecution at the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency

Our Black History Month celebrations continue, this time at City and Islington College who held Black History Month Fairs across all of their centres this week! 🙌 🎉 #blackhistorymonth #cityandislingtoncollege #CANDI #SalutingOurSisters #LoveOurColleges2023 #lifeatcccg

♬ original sound – Capital City College Group

There was also a range of events focussing on culture and the arts. Around 20 students attended a workshop hosted by On The Record. Students learnt about the history of black literature and explored the rich literary contributions of black authors.

The college also screened documentaries and films that aligned with this year’s theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’. The screenings offered a deeper understanding of the accomplishments and challenges faced by black women throughout history through cinematic exploration. Various staff members also contributed by sharing their journeys and offering words of wisdom in response to this year’s theme.

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