Project Description


Our Race 2B Conference 2021 was fantastic, if you missed it don’t worry, you can watch videos on this page!

Brian Webster-Henderson – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Health, Environment & Innovation) University of Cumbria

Talk: Welcome

Saj Ghafoor – CEO – Multicultural Cumbria

Talk: Diasporas: Is the hierarchy of needs being met in Cumbria?

Farhat Ibrahim – Principal Lecturer (education) – University of Cumbria, Tower Hamlets Campus London.

Talk: Students, Sarees, Samosa’s, Success!

Jal Kang – Director Shrinker Digital

Talk: The failings of public messaging to reach the most vulnerable.

Graham Hallet & Arran Balfour – Senior Lecturer (SEND/Inclusion – Institute of Education & Students in Primary Education (5-11) – University of Cumbria

Talk: Dysconscious racism and ableism:a way of looking at changes in ITE

Yasmin Ahmadzadeh – Postdoctoral Research Associate – Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience – King’s College London

Talk: The definitions of Identity

Tina Borgia – Creative Manager – Multicultural Cumbria

Talk: Community – Supporting their needs, providing opportunities

Mina Banasaeid – Co-Chair – Carlisle City of Sanctuary

Talk: Empowerment from Iran to Cumbria

Naz Mwande – Emergency Medicine Speciality Doctor – NHS

Talk: Is the NHS doing enough to support their International staff?

Anand Puran – CEO – McMenon Engineering Services Ltd

Talk: Diversity Beyond Dashboards

Marcia Reid Fotheringham – Co-Chair – Cumbria Race Equality Network (CREN)

Talk: It’s Black History Month – So what?

Lesley Horton – Multicultural Cumbria Chair of Trustees

Talk: Final Words

Join Our Cause

As a charity, we have to raise funds for local projects and core costs. Activities we deliver are:

Culture Bazaar – An annual multicultural event in Carlisle that averages 4,000 visitors over the February half-term weekend.

During Covid-19 Lockdown, we have produced Culture Club Magazine online, to share experiences, knowledge & skills to keep connected and raise awareness of the cultural diversity in Cumbria


Join our community of volunteers who have over the years ensured our community stands united and proudly together. There are lots of activities to get involved in, get in touch!