Tag Archives: cumbria

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month Resources

It’s Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month #GRTHM and we will be using this month to educate ourselves and share content to help you too. Of course we’ll also be visiting Appleby Fair too.  Friends Families & Travellers The above timeline is just one of the brilliant resources from this website which has a whole host […]

Gypsy levelling up plea to government

Guest Author: Mike Glover – Lakes & Bay Communications THE Government has been urged to include the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in its levelling up programme. The plea came from a House of Lords select committee after they heard “shocking” evidence in a series of hearings earlier this year about the health and life […]

Local anti-racist kids applauded at Barrow AFC match

A group of youngsters who took part in our anti-racism workshop at Barrow AFC in March were guests at Barrow AFC’s game against Walsall to further spread the word about anti-racism. At half time they were announced onto the pitch at The Dunes Hotel Stadium, they had chosen to wear Anti Racist Cumbria T-Shirts to […]

Reflections on a recent visit to the museum of slavery in Liverpool.

Authors: Merry Fowler and Rob Fowler Anti Racist Cumbria members and volunteers. Merry and her dad Rob visited the International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool in February 2022. In this special guest article they share their reflections and insights of their recent trip. Content warning: This article contains some upsetting imagery from the museum.  Merry […]

Janett Walker will be delivering a session at #Cumbria30 in March

Our CEO & Co-Founder Janett Walker will be delivering a session at #Cumbria30 next month. Cumbria30 is a free leadership development programme for young Cumbrian people, sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria The programme will challenge a group of 100 young people to think through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Britain’s Hidden Black Histories

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE Did you know that the first record of Black dwellers in Britain was right here in Cumbria? An inscription dating from between 253-258 AD was discovered in the Cumbrian village of Burgh-by-Sands, which is close to a fort along the Western edge of Hadrian’s wall. It is documented that a unit of […]