Black History Month 2022: Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team share what Black History Month means to them

Black History Month is both a time to celebrate, to learn, and understand black history and culture. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team share what Black History Month means to them and why it should be recognized.

Peter Okorozo, PRMA Consulting

“Early in life when we learned about black history, it focused a lot on slavery and the civil rights movement. We learned about activists who took challenging paths to secure equal opportunities for black people. Role models were and still are manifestations of that fight to secure equal opportunities.

Black history is important because it is about the culture of black communities, including the Afro-Caribbean communities. It reminds me not only of what was, what currently is, and what can still be done, but also of the pursuit for equal life opportunities that can still be attained, and the remembrance of the fallen heroes and how they persevered through so many injustices.

The UK Black History Month for me is a celebration of the food, the various music genres, the language and the celebration of historical accomplishments by the people and its alliances.

Rochelle Dennis, Fishawack Health

“For me, Black History Month is about celebrating the intersections of blackness and black history. It is allowing black people to be heard and share their stories in their own way. It is platforming important voices, movers and shakers, and emerging talent, whilst taking time to honor the legacy and valuable contributions of trailblazers who have previously paved the way.

Whilst October is a time to celebrate the continued achievements of black people in the UK and beyond, it is also an opportunity to tackle racism, reclaim black history, and ensure it is represented and celebrated all year round.

There is still a lot of work to be done to continue addressing and confronting the racism that exists today, but I believe it is important to shift the narrative (going beyond slavery and the more painful and traumatic elements) to focus on spotlighting black excellence and achievement.”

Why we recognize Black History Month in our international workplaces

Black History Month is a compelling and necessary moment to draw attention to, reflect on, and celebrate the achievements of, some of the people who have advanced healthcare for all.

PRMA Consulting is a member of Fishawack Health, and together we believe that recognizing and celebrating Black History Month contributes to our respectful, inclusive, and inspiring workplaces, that attract a diverse team and serve an increasingly diverse customer group and society.

As with all our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the year, we encourage each other to learn more about everyone’s heritage and experiences to strengthen our appreciation and support of people who are marginalized within healthcare.   

We are always looking for people who will deliver first-class work

Recruiting, developing, and retaining engaged and motivated colleagues is essential for the success of our business. That is why PRMA Consulting, a member of Fishawack Health, is committed to a strong and successful learning and development strategy with clear progression paths. Read more about our career opportunities.

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