Author Archives: Anti Racist Cumbria

Anti Racist Cumbria become registered charity

Anti Racist Cumbria are proud to announce they are now formally a registered charity. The CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) status was granted by the Charity Commission to enable Anti Racist Cumbria to achieve its Charitable Purposes. The promotion of equality and diversity and racial harmony for the public benefit in Cumbria by:   (1)        working […]

INTERVIEW: Kendal Town FC Captain Darren Nightingale

We caught up with Kendal Town FC‘s new Captain, local lad Darren Nightingale ahead of their recent Cumbrian derby game against Workington Reds on 27 Dec. Our interview was shared in their match day programme. Workington AFC won 3-1 on the day in a great showing of Cumbrian footy. We look forward to catching up […]

Anti Racist Advent

This December on the run up to Christmas, we’ve been sharing daily ideas, new perspectives and thinking points around becoming anti-racist. If you missed them, don’t worry, we’ve shared all 24 below and added some further notes to give a broader insight for each point. Don’t treat your journey to becoming anti-racist as an act […]

How to have conversations with your family when you are “So Woke”.

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re probably what the mainstream media would label as ‘Woke’.  But what does that word even mean, and where did it come from? In the 60’s it was mentioned by The New York Times in an article titled “phrases and words you might hear today in Harlem”, but the […]

Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation

Spoiler alert: there are no easy answers here, no check list of what is or isn’t acceptable though we do provide some guidance at the end of this article. Reading this might give you more questions than answers, we hope you will find it interesting.   This post is an edited record of an hour-long conversation […]

THANKSGIVING: What’s the True Story?

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE According to the popular narrative, the first celebratory Thanksgiving feast was in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, which means that 25th November 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. ‘Pilgrim’ is the popular term applied to all the passengers of The Mayflower ship that departed from Plymouth, Devon in […]

Intersectionality & International Men’s Day

Author: Sarah Saunders Today is International Men’s Day 2021 Revived in 1999 from previous attempts to create a ‘men’s day’ by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh in Trinidad and Tobago.   It’s aim is “to become the global medium to heal our world”. The concept and themes of the day “are designed to give hope to the […]

Azeem Rafiq’s testimony highlights the need for authentic anti-racism not knee jerk reactions

Azeem Rafiq’s damning, honest, powerful and emotional testimony this week has struck many chords. Black and Brown people are not shocked by his story, it is all too easily recognisable and relatable and should shine a light on racism in every workplace. Giving evidence to the cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Azeem spoke […]

Two female volunteers stand either side of a an Anti Racist Cumbria desk. Both wear yellow hoodies with the Anti Racist Cumbria logo on the front. They are smiling broadly.

PRESS: £200,000 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation funding granted to Anti Racist Cumbria as they announce new jobs and flat pay structure

Anti Racist Cumbria are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a total of  £200,000 of funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which will be split over the next three years. The money will form part of the investment needed to create 6 FTE posts to meet the demand for their anti-racism work across the […]