Every day for thirty one days, to celebrate Black History Month, Ipswich Community Media (ICM) will host a social media takeover, showcasing a different member of Ipswich’s black community on its social media platforms via @ipswichcm
Throughout October the social media takeover will feature 31 people for 31 days, featuring DIY videos of the community talking about their work and their views on our town of Ipswich as well as some of them offering insight on what changes they would like to see.
The takeover is being organised by Angelle Joseph, who recently took on the role of Diversity and Engagement Lead at ICM. Angelle says: “In the UK, October marks the Black History Month celebration and we feel like this year is more important than ever to be transparent and open for conversations of the diaspora of Black people in our community.”
“Throughout the years ICM have looked up to so many incredible talents from the black community and been privileged to work alongside some of the most hardworking people our community has to offer.”
On the challenge of selecting the final thirty one people Angelle says: “of course this was so hard to whittle down to 31 people because there are hundreds of fantastic and inspirational people. This is just the beginning!”
Some of the names include businesswoman Remi Morrison a videographer and creative Director, Curtis Blanc, mentor, sound engineer and CEO of Radical Lounge and Zelly Lisanework, poet, LGBTQ activist and co-founder of House of Guramayle an Ethiopian LGBT+ advocacy and campaigning organisation.