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Race & Education in Cumbria – Online event
22nd October 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anti Racist Cumbria is a new community-led organisation formed in light of the global Black Lives Matter movement, a time when we all need to reflect on issues of race and what we can do to combat racial discrimination. Their Mission Statement: “tackling and ending racism through action and education to create a forward-thinking and actively anti-racist Cumbria; free from prejudice and systemic inequalities”.
In Cumbria, race-related hate crime has increased 41% between 2016 and 20191 and as recently as last month, new figures revealed schools in our county excluded pupils for racist bullying over 30 times last year2. Every day brings fresh evidence that our society is at a turning point and whilst this moment is precarious, it feels both extraordinary and hopeful. Cumbria has an historic opportunity to accelerate a transition to a more just and equitable future, and you are part of it. They believe meaningful change starts with education, and schools working with organisations like theirs can ensure pupils of all backgrounds leave fully prepared to contribute positively to a multicultural society.