Tag Archives: education

Be part of the Anti Racist Cumbria Book Club

Did you know that reading is good for you? It improves communication skills, focus, memory and helps us build empathy. Reading also lowers our heart rate and can help reduce stress. There’s even a report that says people who read for 30 minutes every day live longer by up to two years! The other great […]

Anti-racist workshops with Barrow secondary schools

In March Barrow AFC teamed up with Anti Racist Cumbria to host a workshop for 50 schoolchildren from across the town to learn about and discuss anti-racism.  In an initiative backed by Fans for Diversity, Anti Racist Cumbria’s education team visited The Dunes Hotel Stadium  to have conversations with the youngsters about the differences between […]

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 […]

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. ** […]

17 Books to Start your Anti-Racist Journey

These books are a great place to begin or strengthen your anti-racist journey. 1. This is Why I Resist: Don’t Define My Black Identity Urgent and uncompromising, Mos-Shogbamimu’s passionate polemic against the enduring prevalence of systemic racism examines all areas of the issue, from white ingratitude to performative allyship, in a fearless, eloquent call for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]