Burges Salmon celebrates Black History Month

This year, Burges Salmon is celebrating Black History Month, which takes place in October every year in the UK

01 October 2019
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Black History Month is a chance to reflect on the contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage have made, and continue to make, to the social, political and cultural development of the UK. At Burges Salmon, diversity and inclusion is one of the firm’s key strategic priorities, and we are very proud to support both Black History Month and initiatives which promote diversity and inclusion.

To celebrate Black History Month this year, our very own BAME network (BCultured) has planned a series of events to recognise Bristol’s unique role in shaping Black British history. BCultured has organised two internal lunch time talks which will be delivered by some of Bristol’s most inspirational artists whose work signifies the richness of African and Caribbean history.

  • 2 October 2019 - Michele Curtis, the artist behind The Seven Saints of St. Pauls® murals will be visiting the firm to talk about the project and the people behind her paintings.
  • 16 October 2019 - Valda Jackson (a Jamaican-born, Bristol-based artist whose work has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery and Royal West of England Academy) will also be coming to the firm with some of her artwork and will provide a lunchtime presentation on some of her work.

Burges Salmon partner and head of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Group, Liz Dunn, says: "We are very much looking forward to celebrating Black History Month at Burges Salmon. As an inclusive employer, we strive to promote an environment which celebrates difference and where everyone feels they can be their authentic selves at work. Many thanks to everyone involved in BCultured for organising the events to mark this significant month."

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