Author Archives: Kelle Pearce

ULTRAVIOLENCE. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 26th Nov 19:55  Thanks to Brewery Arts you can get two for the price of one using our discount code: JUSTICE2021 Friday, 26th Nov, in partnership with Brewery Arts we’re honoured to bring you a special Q&A screening of Ken Fero’s powerful and intimate documentary ‘Ultraviolence.’ The Q&A will feature Ken Fero himself, […]

Courageous Conversations on Race: Some Helpful Hints and Points for Discussion

If you weren’t lucky enough to be at our Summit, you will have missed the insightful session from Fitzroy Andrew, Sukhjeen Kaur and Martin Saunders, where they sought to unpick current language changes and work towards losing the fear around talking about race. Here’s a round up from them of some helpful hints and points […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Britain’s Hidden Black Histories

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE Did you know that the first record of Black dwellers in Britain was right here in Cumbria? An inscription dating from between 253-258 AD was discovered in the Cumbrian village of Burgh-by-Sands, which is close to a fort along the Western edge of Hadrian’s wall. It is documented that a unit of […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Invention of Racism

AUTHOR: MERRY FOWLER AND CONTRIBUTORS Content warning: Two examples of historic racist imagery, used to depict what pseudo-science was being used. Historical engraving depicting enslaved people on a plantation. Historic use of racist language.  The invention of racism  “The modern day use of ‘race’ is a human invention”- Natural Museum of African American History & […]

ANTI RACIST CUMBRIA SUMMIT. Brewery Arts

BOOK YOUR SUMMIT TICKET HERE: 2nd Nov 2021 9AM – 6PM Tickets are ON SALE for the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit at Brewery Arts Kendal on Tues 2nd Nov. We can also reveal our speakers and facilitators for the day; starring the incredible author, activist, political commentator and lawyer Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu who will be […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Cumbria’s Connections To Slavery

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE Like many people growing up in Cumbria, I had a vague knowledge of Whitehaven’s links with slavery, but perhaps unsurprisingly it wasn’t explained or explored with much vigour. Even today, when researching the town’s history, there are often very hushed & ambiguous references of the town being ‘involved in Atlantic trade’. But […]

From Mining Heritage to Green Jobs: Two films & a Discussion For Our Time

BOOK TICKETS: The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Monday 18th October 2021 18:30   On Monday 18th October at 6.30 pm our CEO Janett Walker will be chairing a panel discussion at an event hosted by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and Friends of the Earth: This special film screening & panel discussion at the Helena Thompson […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Resources For Cumbrian Schools

Black History Month is incredibly important in educational settings. Until the curriculum reflects a broader view, this month can be a chance for schools to introduce hidden histories that may normally remain unheard. In order to see how we got to where we are today, we must understand the significance of Black stories and contributions […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The true varied, modern and innovative nature of so-called ‘primitive’ African Art

AUTHOR: MEG GUY The African continent spans 30.37 million square kilometres and encompasses an area large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan Mexico and more within its borders. A diverse land mass, it features everything from mountains to deserts, to jagged coastlines and is home to over 1.37 billion people. In terms […]