Celebrating Black History Month 2020

Today marks the start of Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of black people and a time for recognising the role black people have played throughout history.

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This year, in particular, the Black Lives Matter movement, held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises; from black people dying disproportionately in the coronavirus pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed by police in her own home.

The #BlackLivesMatter protests around the world sparked a commitment among many individuals and organisations to educate themselves about black history, heritage and culture – as part of understanding racism and standing in solidarity against it.

For more information about Black History Month, visit: www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk

PDA Black History Month Social Media Campaign

We are encouraging members to take part in our Black History Month social media campaign. Using the hashtags #PDAbame and #blackhistorymonth, we would like you to shine a light on an inspirational black pharmacist that you feel deserves recognition for their contribution to pharmacy or patient care. Please help to give a colleague the recognition they deserve by summarising this in a few lines and don’t forget to also tag us in the post!

You can follow the PDA on social media by clicking any of the below links.

Join the PDA BAME Network

The BAME Pharmacists’ Network was launched in April 2020 as part of the PDA’s work to meet the demands of our growing membership and advance our work on equality. The network concerns itself with issues of special relevance to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic pharmacists within the UK.

The network provides a structure through which members can work together to proactively address and campaign around racial discrimination and its causes and consequences.

Learn more and join the BAME Network today

BAME Allyship

Allyship is about working towards creating diverse and inclusive communities and by standing up for the rights of those who are marginalised. Although you may not be part of the BAME community, you can support this group and make the effort to understand their struggle and use your voice alongside theirs.

Learn more

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