Black History in Norfolk: Empowering Young Activists

Black History Month is an opportunity to learn from the past, so that we can empower young activists with the knowledge and tools to work towards racial justice in all areas of their lives.

At MAP, we are committed to working for social justice and challenging prejudice and oppression. Knowledge is power, and if we are to support young people in their fight for racial justice, we must first understand the struggles that have been fought and won by black power movements throughout history, as well as being ready to reckon a history of racism still yet to be fully dismantled. 

Black History Month is an opportunity to learn from the past, so that we can empower young activists with the knowledge and tools to work towards racial justice in all areas of their lives. Whether at school, college, work, or among friends and family, we want young people to feel equipped with the knowledge to challenge injustice where they see it – a deep understanding of black history is an absolute must. 

Norfolk Black History Month have put together an incredible lineup of events to get you started on your journey to a fuller understanding of black history. Even if you can’t get to any of their events, be sure to take a look at the resources on offer and maybe get stuck into some research at home! The 2021 Norfolk Black History Month brochure is a great place to start. 

Are you a young person looking to meet others engaged in social justice work? Get in touch with the Youth Activist Network, or get behind the Loudspeaker campaign against discrimination.