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International Migrants Day 18th December

"As budgets tighten, we are seeing austerity measures that discriminate against migrant workers, xenophobic rhetoric that encourages violence against irregular migrants, and proposed immigration laws that allow the police to profile migrants with impunity. During economic downturns, it is worth remembering that whole sectors of the economy depend on migrant workers and migrant entrepreneurs help to create jobs."


The 1st Thai Arts and Culture Centre in Cumbria opened its doors on 17th December in Penrith

A new Thai Arts and Cultural Centre  opened its door for the 1st time in the history of Cumbria in Penrith. The Chairman of the Eden District Council, Councillor Keith Morgan was the chief guest of the opening ceremony to be held at the Centre’s premises in Castle Gate, Poet’s Walk, Penrith on 17th December at 1:00 pm.



Celebrating Our Faiths

On Saturday 17th November at the South Lakes Foyer, a gathering of at least 50 people shared aspects of their faiths. The Foyer's main room was filled to capacity with 16 large tables - each "stall" represented a coming together of the different faiths in South Lakeland. 



The contribution of Black and Minority Ethnic people in the cultural heritage of Cumbria

The contribution of Black and Minority Ethnic people in the cultural heritage of Cumbria

In celebration of Black History Month, Sardar Aftab Khan, AWAZ Cumbria, will explore the origins of Black and Minority Ethnic People in Cumbria, their current population and contribution in socio-economic, civic and cultural life of Cumbria.

At Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery



Our Hidden Heritage

AWAZ Cumbria, the community development organisation which supports and empowers the Voice of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people in the county, will be organizing a number of activities to celebrate Black History month this October in Carlisle.


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