ePetition details

Reintroduce Black History Month in Hillingdon

We the undersigned petition Hillingdon Council to reinstate Black History Month in this Borough.

Black History Month has not been observed in Hillingdon for over 10 years. Reintroducing Black History Month would benefit everyone in the Borough; it would provide an opportunity for education and a deepening of cultural awareness, and would send a message of inclusivity and understanding. It could be seen that the refusal to observe Black History Month suggests that Hillingdon Borough and its Council Members either do not understand the depth of systemic racism and social injustice and how these issues affect our friends and neighbours, or they are accepting of prejudice and discrimination. The initiative called “Diversity Month” is not, and has not been, a satisfactory replacement for Black History Month.

On reaching 20 signatures it will be formally considered by the Council and relevant Cabinet Member. Local ward Councillors will also be made aware of the petition. The Council's Democratic Services Team will keep the lead petitioner updated on progress.

This ePetition ran from 21/08/2020 to 20/11/2020 and has now finished.

34 people signed this ePetition.

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