Category Archives: News

International Romani Day

Today is International Romani Day. A day to celebrate Romani culture and traditions and raise awareness about the discrimination and difficulties Romani (Roma) people still face. We have to be honest and admit we didn’t know much about Romani culture, but it’s been a pleasure both finding out and bursting the misconceptions and we hope […]

Beware the Covid Blame Game

    Author: Janett Walker “ALMOST HALF OF PEOPLE IN HIGH ETHNIC MINORITIES AREAS SNUB CORONA VIRUS JAB” “FEARS LOW BAME VACCINE UPDATE WILL ‘CAUSE DEATHS’’ “WHITE PEOPLE ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS AS BLACK PEOPLE” “YOUNG AND HEALTHY ASYLUM SEEKERS GETTING VACCINE BEFORE OLDER BRITS” In difficult times […]

But I’m Not Racist Online Event

Here at Anti Racist Cumbria we believe the only solution to racism is for people to become anti-racist. Our special online event will bring together Special Guests, members of Anti Racist Cumbria and YOU as we discuss what anti-racism means, how it’s different from being non-racist and the steps people can take to become anti-racist. […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Announce Prestigious Trustees

Growing Together Appointing Trustees is a crucial step in our journey to becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)  and we thought long and hard about who to invite. Naturally we wanted to ensure a wide a range of voices are around our table, we also wanted to make sure that we included those who know […]

Animate Your Future: Animated Futures

What’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? If you’re a young person age 8 – 25 who lives this experience you can explore this question, make friends and create a short animated film which will be shown in cinemas, museums and online across Cumbria and beyond. You’ll pick up new digital […]

ITV Border Interview: International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Womens Day 2021 this week ITV Border are sharing the stories of five inspirational women from Cumbria and southern Scotland. We are delighted they chose to feature our Chair Janett Walker who has dedicated herself to helping Cumbria become the first actively anti-racist county. Watch the full interview above to hear Janett’s […]

82 Black, Brown and Minoritised Women to Celebrate

This International Women’s Day we give thanks and celebrate these 82 incredible Black, Brown and Minoritised Women who have pushed boundaries, achieved greatness and made our world brighter, better and richer. Why not take some time to find out more about these women and enrich your own knowledge of their contribution. Claudette Colvin Angela Davies […]

Too Much is Never Enough: Meghan’s fate was always sealed

Author: Nykia Herron-Ash There was never going to be a way for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to ever truly be accepted by the Royal Family or the British public. Her fate was sealed from the moment she met her Prince. Her fate had actually already been determined by the DNA which was passed […]