Tag Archives: anti racism

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 […]

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 […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Summit Feedback and Photos

The first Anti Racist Cumbria Summit was held on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. We set out to bring people together from across Cumbria, create a safe space for conversations, and learn about some of the key topics that are an essential part of becoming anti racist. This sold out event was just the beginning for […]

A full theatre audience looks to the stage. The seven panellists are sitting on four sofas on the stage.

VIDEO: Is Anti-Racism relevant in all-White spaces. PANEL DISCUSSION

This fascinating panel discussion was part of our SOLD OUT Anti Racist Cumbria Summit on the 2nd Nov, 2021. A ground-breaking event, it was a day full of practical workshops, inspirational speakers, local topics and panel discussions. IS ANTI RACISM RELEVANT IN ALL WHITE SPACES? Thank you to our incredible Panellists: Pran Patel, founder of […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Invention of Racism

AUTHOR: MERRY FOWLER AND CONTRIBUTORS Content warning: Two examples of historic racist imagery, used to depict what pseudo-science was being used. Historical engraving depicting enslaved people on a plantation. Historic use of racist language.  The invention of racism  “The modern day use of ‘race’ is a human invention”- Natural Museum of African American History & […]

Local Black History Exhibition in partnership with The Rum Story Whitehaven

7 OCT – 31 OCT The Courtyard of The Rum Story, Whitehaven Thu – Sun 10:00 – 16:00 We are delighted to have collaborated with The Rum Story in Whitehaven on an exhibition being held to celebrate Black History Month will focus on the lives of influential black people in Cumbria’s past and present. The […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The true varied, modern and innovative nature of so-called ‘primitive’ African Art

AUTHOR: MEG GUY The African continent spans 30.37 million square kilometres and encompasses an area large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan Mexico and more within its borders. A diverse land mass, it features everything from mountains to deserts, to jagged coastlines and is home to over 1.37 billion people. In terms […]

Lewis Hamilton Poses with his car

LEWIS: A Power For Change

AUTHOR: SARAH SAUNDERS      As we begin National Inclusion Week 2021 we want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lewis Hamilton on his legacy defining 100th Formula One Grand Prix victory in Russia on Sunday.  Hamilton is the first and only Black driver in F1 and undeniably the most successful racing driver of all […]

A 'Stop Racism' poster illustrating the difference between standard dolls and the offensive 'Gollywog' dolls

Are Gollywogs really so racist?

In the past few years there have been several stories circulating in the media about Gollywogs being sold in shops, and reports of Gollywogs being prized collectibles.  One article described the reactions of a couple in Yorkshire simply ‘looking to buy jam’ and instead coming across Gollywogs for sale in a shop. The couple where […]

5 things you can DO to act against racism right now.

The last few days have felt overwhelming at times, from the lows of the vile racism to the highs of the outpouring of anti-racism and support at Marcus Rashford’s mural in Wythenshawe. There have been TV, radio and newspaper interviews to give, countless comments to respond to and MANY MANY messages from our Cumbrian community […]