Hounslow celebrates social integration as part of Black History Month

Black History Month came to West Thames College this week, as Hounslow Council organised a major event celebrating social integration within the borough.

Published: Friday, 11th October 2019

Cllr Katherine Dunne , along with MPs Ruth Cadbury (left) and Seema Malhotra helping Hounslow’s bid to become London Borough of Culture.

Speakers from the college itself, the GLA, British Future, Hanworth Community Centre as well as Hounslow’s two sitting MPs all had a very simple message: Hounslow is one of the most diverse communities within Britain and we should celebrate that everyday.

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce at Hounslow Council, and who chaired the event, said afterwards:

“This was one of the most important community events I have had the pleasure of being involved in since I’ve been a Councillor.  I must offer a big thank you to all our speakers at West Thames College this week.  We are really pleased here in the borough of Hounslow to celebrate our fantastic diversity and this event did just that.  Both our local MPs, Ruth Cadbury and Seema Malhotra spoke truly from the heart when they said they were proud to serve the people of Hounslow, and one of our outstanding merits is the huge diverse communities who live and work here in the borough.

“I must single out Susanna Wright, the documentary maker who showed us six heart warming two minute films simply called My Hounslow which were about ordinary people living here in the borough.  They have been short-listed for a number of awards at film festivals not just here in the UK but around the globe, promoting the borough to a whole new audience”.

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