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INTERVIEW: Kendal Town FC Captain Darren Nightingale

We caught up with Kendal Town FC‘s new Captain, local lad Darren Nightingale ahead of their recent Cumbrian derby game against Workington Reds on 27 Dec. Our interview was shared in their match day programme. Workington AFC won 3-1 on the day in a great showing of Cumbrian footy. We look forward to catching up […]

How to have conversations with your family when you are “So Woke”.

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re probably what the mainstream media would label as ‘Woke’.  But what does that word even mean, and where did it come from? In the 60’s it was mentioned by The New York Times in an article titled “phrases and words you might hear today in Harlem”, but the […]

THANKSGIVING: What’s the True Story?

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE According to the popular narrative, the first celebratory Thanksgiving feast was in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, which means that 25th November 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. ‘Pilgrim’ is the popular term applied to all the passengers of The Mayflower ship that departed from Plymouth, Devon in […]

Two female volunteers stand either side of a an Anti Racist Cumbria desk. Both wear yellow hoodies with the Anti Racist Cumbria logo on the front. They are smiling broadly.

PRESS: £200,000 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation funding granted to Anti Racist Cumbria as they announce new jobs and flat pay structure

Anti Racist Cumbria are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a total of  £200,000 of funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which will be split over the next three years. The money will form part of the investment needed to create 6 FTE posts to meet the demand for their anti-racism work across the […]

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 […]

GUEST ARTICLE: CARLISLE UTD ATTEND FIRST EVER SUMMIT

The first ever Anti Racist Cumbria Summit was held at the Brewery Arts in Kendal last Tuesday and Carlisle United and CUSG were proud to be invited to take part, with first team players Josh Dixon and Magnus Norman joined by chief executive Nigel Clibbens, Equality, Diversion & Inclusion officer Nigel Davidson and the club’s […]

PRESS: Cumbria unites against racism

NOW is the time to act if we are to build an equitable and Anti Racist Cumbria, a day-long conference heard. Hundreds of people gathered for the inaugural Anti Racist Cumbria Summit, which was held at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on  Tues Nov 2. Through a series of powerful lectures, workshops and discussion […]

The CEO, two players and Media Manager of Carlisle Utd stand in a line in front of a large yellow Anti Racist Cumbria banner. The Carlisle Utd badge is overlayed to the bottom right of the image

Carlisle United team up with Anti Racist Cumbria

We are delighted to announce that we will be working together with Carlisle Utd to help tackle racism through action and education. We are already supported by, or are working with, leading Cumbrian organisations such the Cumberland Building Society, Cumbria Constabulary and a number of our county’s schools. The club will support Anti Racist Cumbria […]

What’s it like being on our Animated Futures Project?

Young people working on our Animated Futures project have been exploring the question, what’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? Working with Lou Kneath of +3K Animation and Composer Ella Jarman-Pinto our talented young people from across the region, with the support of our amazing youth mentors, have been busy for the past year developing and bringing […]

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Microagressions Explained.

Microaggressions: remarks, questions, or actions made to people like us because of the colour of our skin. Though they are often done casually and without any intended harm they contain hidden insults and are based on racist stereotypes. They are damaging because they are incessant and cumulative, like death by a thousand papercuts.