BHMW celebrates its 10th year anniversary in Wales this year! We aim to capture and share the contributions of people of African descent from the Diaspora as part of our shared history, through a wide range of educational and creative activity for people of all ages. Race Council Cymru as the ethnic minority established national lead body for race in Wales manages Black History Wales-wide work. The Black History Wales network is made up of over 104 pan-Wales organisations such as; youth charities, grassroots groups, schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions representing people of different cultures, faiths and geographical locations who sit on our steering committee. These include Amgueddfa Cymru/ Museum Wales; African Community Centre – Wales; Cardiff and Bangor Universities; Schools; Minority Ethnic Achievement Support (MEAS) Team; Neath Port Talbot CBC; The Cardiff Volunteer Centre @C3SC; Jamaican Society; Wales Millennium Centre, Barnardos Cymru, National Assembly for Wales and Trade Unions in Wales to name a few.
To celebrate BHMW 2017, the theme for the year is “OUR STARS. OUR FUTURE. OUR HISTORY: 10thAnniversary 2017’’ (#BHMWales10) we wish to recognise the achievements of young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Wales. Last year, the first of these award ceremonies was held at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay. Led by Race Council Cymru, the awards ceremony was a huge success, with awards presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Professor Mark Drakeford AM. The ceremony and winners received nationwide coverage and prime time spots on BBC News and ITV’s Newsweek. This year, we aim even higher and we want you to be part of it so please nominate a deserving young black person.
The award ceremony will be led by the Race Council Cymru with awards being presented by the Welsh Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff West Professor Mark Drakeford AM at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay on Friday the 29th of September 2017.