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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 […]

A rainbow pride flag has a central overlay of a black circle which reveals a clenched fist which has a rainbow that represents different skin tones.

Racism and Homophobia and how both communities need to support each other

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa For this LBGT+ history month I’m looking at racism and homophobia. As a mixed-heritage working-class lesbian, I’ve taken a deep dive into what it’s like being a queer member of the Global Majority in society offering personal reflections and looking at how cultural norms impact the lives of queer non-White people. Terminology […]

Gypsy Leader Billy Welch and Gypsy community supporter Bill Lloyd deliver a talk about Gypsy history at Anti Racist Cumbria Summit 2021

Gypsy Leader invites Jimmy Carr to Auschwitz death camp memorial

Author: Mike Glover COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is to be invited to Auschwitz death camp memorial to join the annual commemoration of the slaughter of gypsies by the Nazis. “Then he might appreciate the hurt and fear he has stirred up,” said Billy Welch, spokesman for the UK’s Roma population. Mr Carr sparked a storm of […]

How racism can present itself in a cancer patient’s care

Today is World Cancer Day, and this year marks the beginning of a new 3 year campaign to ‘Close The Care Gap’. Anyone can get cancer, but sadly Black and Brown people face multiple and unique barriers to screening, public health information, are more likely to have a late diagnosis and to experience poor care. […]

Beyond the Black Pound Report

NEW RESEARCH has found that British businesses are missing out on up to £4.5 billion each year by overlooking Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic consumers.  The landmark Black Pound Report 2022 which was created and published by Lydia Amoah, Founder and CEO of BACKLIGHT, was released on January 31st. It found that ‘multi-ethnic’ consumers, (the […]