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An Examination of Black British Fashion

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa Anti Racist Cumbria examines elements of the history of black British fashion, from the black is beautiful movement to the first black supermodel and the present day. Until the advent of the Civil Rights Movement the fashion industry operated its own kind of apartheid, which entirely excluded non-white models from its magazines, […]

12 year old told to F*** Off Back To Africa – the reality of racism in Cumbria today

This is not an easy read. The following is a harrowing and personal piece by a mother, inspired by a social media post she wrote earlier in 2020. It outlines her experiences as a mother and of her son in Cumbria now. The mother is white and her son is of dual heritage and identifies […]

What is Black History Month?

Author: Janett Walker – Chair Anti Racist Cumbria. What exactly is Black History Month? In the UK the focus of Black History Month is to celebrate contributions made to British society by black people whilst also sharing the history of black people in order to encourage a greater understanding. Throughout the month of October, schools, […]

PRESS: All Cumbrian Schools Urged to become Anti-Racist

All Cumbrian schools urged to become anti-racist   A new campaign started today to challenge racism and encourage all Cumbrian schools to be actively anti-racist and celebrate black, brown and minoritised voices throughout the curriculum. The organisation Anti Racist Cumbria have invited the Heads of over 374 Cumbrian schools and educational institutions to a unique […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Education Sign the Letter Campaign

Sign the Letter

On 18th September every single Headteacher of Cumbria’s primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and higher education institutions, council leaders, MPs and educational leaders were sent the letter below. The Lakes School, QEGS and Cockermouth School also received petitions that had been organised by their own former and current pupils. Between them these petitions have attracted […]

Race & Education in Cumbria: 22 Oct 2020

On 18th September every single Headteacher of Cumbria’s primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and higher education institutions was sent an invite to Anti Racist Cumbria’s first event alongside council leaders, MPs and educational leaders. You can read the full letter and sign to support it here. Our campaign is to challenge racism, encourage ALL Cumbrian […]