Category Archives: News

A Personal Insight into the Continuing Trauma of Stop and Search

The Continuing Trauma of Stop and Search Author Anne-Marie Senior How many times have you been stopped by the Police? In your car? On the street?  I have been stopped 7 or 8 times, mostly in my car. More if I include other stops.  A female friend of mine was once stopped in her car […]

TARC: Towards An Anti-Racist Classroom

TARC: Towards An Anti-Racist Classroom is our new educational programme that has been created in partnership with CDEC (Cumbria Development Education Centre) and GLL (Global Learning London). It aims to work with teachers and schools to embed lasting change, build the confidence needed to discuss as well as tackle racism, and enable educational settings to […]

Experiencing Ramadhan in the Lake District

Yesterday several of our Anti Racist Cumbria members were lucky enough to join @amira_thewanderlust and @The.Wanderlust.Women for a special event to experience Ramadhan in the Lake District.  It was a great turnout as we joined them and over twenty others to share an iftaar (breaking fast) hike in the stunning area of Glenridding in the […]

The Fell We Climb: Crowdfunder

CLICK HERE to be part of something amazing and DONATE! ‘The Fell We Climb’ is an animated short film inspired by the real life experiences of Black and Brown youngsters growing up in Cumbria. Anti Racist Cumbria have teamed up with Plus3K animation studio, and Executive Producer TV Presenter Nigel Clarke, best known for hosting […]

Anti-racist workshops with Barrow secondary schools

In March Barrow AFC teamed up with Anti Racist Cumbria to host a workshop for 50 schoolchildren from across the town to learn about and discuss anti-racism.  In an initiative backed by Fans for Diversity, Anti Racist Cumbria’s education team visited The Dunes Hotel Stadium  to have conversations with the youngsters about the differences between […]

TalkRadio appearance for CEO

Last week our CEO & Co-Founder Janett Walker was invited to speak with Cristo Foufas on TalkRadio about alleged comments made by Prince William when comparing the war in Ukraine to those that happen in places like Syria or the Middle East. Prince William had been accused of racism when he’d allegedly said that; “Britons […]

Local anti-racist kids applauded at Barrow AFC match

A group of youngsters who took part in our anti-racism workshop at Barrow AFC in March were guests at Barrow AFC’s game against Walsall to further spread the word about anti-racism. At half time they were announced onto the pitch at The Dunes Hotel Stadium, they had chosen to wear Anti Racist Cumbria T-Shirts to […]

How you can authentically support LGBT+ communities and anti-racism

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa Terminology used:  the term colourism is defined by oxford dictionary as; prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. The term intersectional/intersectionality is defined by the Oxford dictionary as; the network of connections between social categories such as race, class […]

Queer global majority stories you need to know

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa Content Warning: sexual assault and murder   The LGBT+ rights movements in the US and Europe are well documented. Although the same can’t be said for UK LGBT+ rights movement. Historic England in their ‘who’s included?’ report on the UK LGBT+ rights movement explains how some identities, groups and periods have been better […]