Black History Month: Plaid Cymru marks this important month
Campaigning for a Wales which has the powers it needs to create true equality for all
To mark the end of Black History Month, Abyd Quinn Aziz, the Chair of Plaid BME, and Sioned Williams MS, Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson for equalities, said:
“In the Senedd Plaid Cymru is proud to be working to address and eradicate racism through our Co-operation Agreement with Welsh Government on the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan.
“While Black History Month is an opportunity for everyone to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Black individuals to our communities and nation, it’s also a time to ensure we appreciate and disrupt the barriers which can hamper Black people from playing a full part in our nation’s life.
“The theme of this year’s Black History Month is Saluting our Sisters. Historically Black women have suffered intersectional prejudice and discrimination – and their voices and experiences discounted or even silenced.
“Our party’s BME section plays an important part in ensuring that we are alert to the need to hear those voices, shining a light on the lack of representation Black communities face.
“We will campaign for a Wales which has the powers it needs to create true equality for all, forged from a shared history, to meet the challenges which have disproportionately affected some compared to others.”