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Leicester College pledges to participate in Black Lives Matter Too!

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To mark Black History Month, Leicester College is proud to be the first education provider in the city to make a pledge to the Black Lives Matter Too! project.

As part of our contribution to bring about a change in support of Black lives, our pledge is to review of all our teaching and learning resources and materials in this academic year to ensure they are inclusive, reflect the whole of our diverse student population, and are actively anti-racist.

Following the death of George Floyd in America last year, the Black Lives Matter Too! project has been capturing the responses of local people to the challenges raised by Black Lives Matter campaigns with the aim of making real and positive change.

 Amanda Hanton, Participation and Audience Development Team Manager at Leicestershire County Council, the project’s organiser said, “Leicester College’s inspirational pledge for this phase of the project will show other organisations what we can strive for if we commit to making positive change.”

Further information on the pledges can be found here.

The Black Lives Matter Too! project is being conducted under the auspices of Leicestershire County Council, where people and organisations have been invited make pledges to bring about change in support of Black Lives.

In addition to the pledge drive, Serendipity, an arts and heritage organisation, has organised a free Community Curators Exhibition featuring Black Lives Matter Too!  The event, now on at Leicester’s Y theatre, will run till 29 October and presents a community exhibition by local people who share their lived experiences of racism and racial inequality. The event aims to illustrate a wider understanding about the personal effects racism has had on our lives and hopes to encourage and contribute to an open dialogue around issues related to Black Lives Matter. The exhibition has a virtual presence which can be accessed here.

 

 

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