Author Archives: Anti Racist Cumbria

Black History Month 2022

At Anti Racist Cumbria we are very clear that learning about Black history is important all year round, not just in October. Attempting to cover the entirety of Black history in a single month whilst maintaining white-washed curriculums 11 months of the year is not doing justice to the wealth of resources and stories that […]

The Fell We Climb: Screenings

The Fell We Climb is a powerful animated film that has been co-created with  Plus3k Studios and our grass roots youth group: Animated Futures. This team of inspirational young people was brought together in 2020 and the project began life as a space for young Black and Brown children to connect about what it means […]

Paul Hamlyn Foundation grant ARC £150,000 for youth and community work

Anti Racist Cumbria have been awarded £150,000 funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF). The funding will be split over three years and will enable the registered charity to appoint a new employee to enrich its work in communities. The decision comes after a stringent five-month application process. Jane Tanner Grant Manager of Paul Hamlyn Foundation […]

What was a colony?

The world is talking about colonies/former colonies and colonialism in relation to the monarchy at the moment. We thought it might help explain more and will use the example of Barbados, so deeply colonised it became known as “Little England”. Remember at its height the British Empire comprised 57 colonies from neighbours like Ireland to […]

Tending The Wounds of Racial Trauma – Lake District Weekend Retreat

4th – 6th November 2022 Book your tickets here Calling Black Bodies, Hearts, and Minds to a weekend of guided re-remembering, recovery, and resilience building. We’re delighted to be partnering with Rowan Carr and Brathay Trust to offer you this incredible two day experience dedicated to soothing the wounds of racial trauma, known and unknown, […]

Free theatre ticket offer for low-income households

Theatre by the Lake and Anti Racist Cumbria have joined together to offer free theatre tickets for low-income households for upcoming Studio play, Can I Touch Your Hair? Anti Racist Cumbria and Theatre by the Lake have made 10 tickets available free of charge to local people with low income for award-winning Cumbrian playwright Lekhani […]

Waverley Hotel – Dispelling Myths about People Seeking Asylum

Author: Liam Beecher The possibility that a Whitehaven town centre hotel – The Waverley – will be used to temporarily house people seeking asylum, has triggered some backlash from local residents. Therefore this could be an appropriate time to dispel some common myths and challenges about people seeking asylum.   “People seeking asylum can’t be […]

Breastfeeding Support for Black Families in Cumbria

Author: Ella Jarman-Pinto Black Breastfeeding Week 25th – 31st August 2022 There are countless statistics that I’m sure plenty of other posts will shout from the rooftops during Black Breastfeeding Week. Black families, you don’t need to read that. (Caregivers and medical professionals, you do!) Instead, I am writing this article – a mixed-heritage woman […]

Grass Roots Development Worker Job Description

Role Profile Grass Roots Development Worker Reporting to: CEO  Responsible for: Delivery and Development of Provision to Grassroots Location: Cumbria wide (and WFH, ARC HQ, Flexible) Salary: £32,000.00 Job Purpose We are looking for a highly motivated person to play a key role in our aim of making Cumbria an anti-racist county.  The Grass Roots […]