Tag Archives: black women

Breastfeeding Support for Black Families in Cumbria

Author: Ella Jarman-Pinto Black Breastfeeding Week 25th – 31st August 2022 There are countless statistics that I’m sure plenty of other posts will shout from the rooftops during Black Breastfeeding Week. Black families, you don’t need to read that. (Caregivers and medical professionals, you do!) Instead, I am writing this article – a mixed-heritage woman […]

A black and white phot shows a section of a rally. A Black woman wearing a hat holds a sign that says BLACK WOMEN MATTER

Why Will They Not Listen to Black Women?

Author: Anne-Marie Bainbridge Content Warning: sexual assault, child sexual assault, violence against women, racism.  The recent revelations regarding the DJ Tim Westwood have been extremely disturbing, not least the seemingly growing evidence that the BBC not only knew about the complaints, as was first claimed, but appear to have actively covered them up. The question […]

A Personal Insight into the Continuing Trauma of Stop and Search

The Continuing Trauma of Stop and Search Author Anne-Marie Senior How many times have you been stopped by the Police? In your car? On the street?  I have been stopped 7 or 8 times, mostly in my car. More if I include other stops.  A female friend of mine was once stopped in her car […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

A BRIXTON TALE. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 23rd Oct 18:15 A voyeuristic, wealthy vlogger finds herself drawn to a handsome, shy youth from the infamous Barrier Block housing project. Their relationship with each other, and with the camera, leads them down a dangerous path. Presented in partnership with Anti Racist Cumbria Presented in partnership with Anti-Racist Cumbria. ‘Making Cumbria the UK’s […]

RESPECT. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 24th Sept 16:30 25th Sept 20:00 26th Sept 14:30 (26th Subtitled Screening) 30th Sept 20:00 Our latest film partnership with Brewery Arts is RESPECT. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music […]

Growing up Black in Cumbria. Racism and My Mental Health

Author: Sarah Saunders It is mental health awareness week and the theme this year is ‘Connecting with Nature’.  The last twelve months have been challenging for everyone and prioritising mental health and wellbeing has never been more important. Over the past few months, I have been forced to confront and reflect on my own mental […]

‘WHEN’ do I belong?

Author: Zainab Houghton I wrote a little article a while ago, celebrating my religion and culture in Cumbria. It was very much an informative piece, which, to my surprise reached a large number of people on social media. Many of the comments and responses back were positive and supportive, but as you can imagine, topics […]