Tag Archives: black history

What was a colony?

The world is talking about colonies/former colonies and colonialism in relation to the monarchy at the moment. We thought it might help explain more and will use the example of Barbados, so deeply colonised it became known as “Little England”. Remember at its height the British Empire comprised 57 colonies from neighbours like Ireland to […]

This weekend Anti Racist Cumbria walk Hadrian’s Wall to celebrate hidden histories 

PRESS RELEASE: 28 JUNE 2022 A walking challenge hosted by Anti Racist Cumbria whose mission is to make Cumbria the first anti-racist county in the UK is taking place this weekend. Eight members and supporters of Anti Racist Cumbria will be walking the full length of Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend over three days, […]

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 […]

The N*Word

**Content warning: this article deals with the use of the N word and in doing so uses it in full on a number of occasions as well as sharing lived experiences by people who have been called it. The article also includes a homophobic slur. There are also descriptions and images depicting enslaved people. ** […]

ULTRAVIOLENCE. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 26th Nov 19:55  Thanks to Brewery Arts you can get two for the price of one using our discount code: JUSTICE2021 Friday, 26th Nov, in partnership with Brewery Arts we’re honoured to bring you a special Q&A screening of Ken Fero’s powerful and intimate documentary ‘Ultraviolence.’ The Q&A will feature Ken Fero himself, […]

Where has the spotlight been this BHM? On history or celebrity?

Author: Nick Anderson Scrolling through the hundreds of news stories and articles that have been shared during Black History Month I found myself overwhelmed – a sense of moral obligation mixed with a panic. I had to read everything before the month was up! But after catching myself reacting in this way, I realised I […]

ANTI RACIST CUMBRIA SUMMIT. Brewery Arts

BOOK YOUR SUMMIT TICKET HERE: 2nd Nov 2021 9AM – 6PM Tickets are ON SALE for the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit at Brewery Arts Kendal on Tues 2nd Nov. We can also reveal our speakers and facilitators for the day; starring the incredible author, activist, political commentator and lawyer Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu who will be […]

The Trans-Atlantic Trafficking of Enslaved People in the context of slavery at the time

CONTENT WARNING: Historical images of enslaved people in chattel slavery, pictures and descriptions of slavery and enslaved people. One image shows the back of an enslaved man named Peter. His back has been disfigured as a result of the whippings he endured. Some contextual historical use of language. Author: Sophia Newton Many people are keen […]

From Mining Heritage to Green Jobs: Two films & a Discussion For Our Time

BOOK TICKETS: The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Monday 18th October 2021 18:30   On Monday 18th October at 6.30 pm our CEO Janett Walker will be chairing a panel discussion at an event hosted by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and Friends of the Earth: This special film screening & panel discussion at the Helena Thompson […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Resources For Cumbrian Schools

Black History Month is incredibly important in educational settings. Until the curriculum reflects a broader view, this month can be a chance for schools to introduce hidden histories that may normally remain unheard. In order to see how we got to where we are today, we must understand the significance of Black stories and contributions […]