Join Us for iCAN: Culture, Courage and Celebration for Black History Month (OCT21)

iCAN: Culture, Courage and CelebrationBlack History Month provides a great opportunity to showcase, celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of pioneers, trailblazers and future leaders from the Diaspora.

The iCAN: Culture, Courage and Celebration looks at showcasing the contribution of police officers, volunteers and specials in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.  This exciting event will take place on Wednesday 21st October 2015, between 6:00pm and 8:30pm at Empress State Building, London and tickets are free by registering at

London is a wonderful city full of diverse cultures and communities. With over 200 different communities and 300 plus languages spoken in this vibrant metropolis – the MPS is striving to look, feel and sound more like the Londoners it serves.  What better time than Black History Month to come together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals who have helped to shape the culture of the organisation and made a far reaching impact on the history of the MPS.

From Henry Solomon who was a Jewish police officer who became the first Chief Constable of Brighton Borough Police in East Sussex in 1838; to PC Norwell Roberts who was the first black officer to join the Met in 1967 and Detective Constable Harinder Singh Sangha who retired as the longest serving Sikh police officer; the MPS now supports  a wide range of officers, from a number of diverse backgrounds with many varying interests and needs through its 19 staff associations.

On the night, the iCAN: Culture, Courage and Celebration will be hosted by Ray Lewis, Senior Advisor Mentoring, the Mayor’s Office and Director of EastSide Young Leaders Academy supported by serving officers and invited guests.

Reserve your free place here.

The iCAN: Culture, Courage and Celebration will provide attendees with:

  • Inspirational and information rich presentations to bridge gaps and build relationships
  • An opportunity to showcase and better understand the contribution and legacy made by pioneering officers
  • Allow the community to share and gain knowledge of the extraordinary lives (and careers) of officers to enable them to make productive contributions to their community through the Community Ambassador Programme.

Book your place for this inspirational evening where we hear from an impressive line up of senior serving officers and staff association members who have been at forefront of change and transition in modern Britain.

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