Publish date: 1 May 2021

Black Inclusion Week takes place from 10 to 16 May and there a range of activities, webinars and resources that can be accessed by visiting their website.

The theme for Black Inclusion Week is Be The Change. Change starts with you. We all play a part, each and every one of us.

The objectives of the week are to:

  • make us stronger as one community
  • create a commitment towards change
  • be a celebration of black people in the UK
  • empower all and facilitate action
  • connect through collaboration


There are a number of webinar being held during the week please click on the links for further information and how to register:

Monday 10 May, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Black Inclusion Week Launch – Be The Change

Monday 10 May,  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Black Inclusion Week – Introduction to the Black Inclusion Index

Tuesday 11 May, 2pm - 3pm, Introduction to the Black Leaders Leadership & Empowerment Programme

Thursday 13 May 12-1pm, Penna and Black Leaders Present: Black Leaders in HR Webinar for Black Inclusion Week, with Melanie Medley and Tinu Olowe

Thursday 13 May, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Black Business ownership – Successfully overcoming the challenges

Friday 14 May, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Why is it important to continue the conversation around Black Inclusion

We will be discussing this at the next BME Staff Network.  

Mandela8 My67 Minutes Programme

Mandela8 has been working with several local authorities and partners over the last few years to embed this annual programme across communities asking people to give 67 minutes of their time to do an act of kindness for someone else, representing the 67 years Nelson Mandela fought for social justice and human rights.  Details of this year’s programme are available via the link below. Mandela8 have partnered with National Probation Service and Black Inclusion Week this year to increase reach across the UK. The programme culminates this year in Mandela Week 12-18 July with a finale of activity of Mandela Day, Nelson Mandela’s birthday – 18 July.