Aston University is set to host an online event to shed light on the experience of black workers in healthcare in Birmingham and the Midlands as part of Black History Month (BHM).
Hidden Voices: Black Healthcare Workers in the Midlandswill showcase the preliminary findings of an oral history project developed in collaboration with the University’s Centre for Health and Society at 19:30 – 20:30 BST on Wednesday 27 October.
Guided by specially trained staff, Aston University students have conducted interviews and selected the most relevant passages to highlight this much-neglected history of the Midlands and beyond.
The event will be the first live-streamed under the University’s newAston Originalsbrand of digital content.
Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions both in advance and during the session.
Dr Ilaria Scaglia, senior lecturer inhistoryat Aston University, said:
“I am really looking forward to hosting Hidden Voices: Black Healthcare Workers in the Midlands as part of Aston University’s digital content brand Aston Originals.
“As one of the most diverse history programmes in the UK, we wish to build on our strong Black, international, and public history expertise to become a reference point for a broad range of beneficiaries in the region and beyond.
“For Black History Month in October 2020, we organised a major online event with historian and broadcaster Professor David Olusoga on Black British History. We look forward to this year’s event shedding further light on one of Black British History’s crucial but neglected areas.”
Future plans include the widening of the oral history project to include not only doctors and nurses but also technicians, porters, cleaners, and members of the wider world of healthcare in the region.
Sign up for the eventHERE.