DON’T SETTLE PROGRAMMES

Don’t Settle Programmes empower young People of Colour from Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research, and governance

LUNAR CAMPIRES

Series of meaningful discussions for People of Colour to discuss personal identity, culture and representation.

Lunar Campfires is a space for young People of Colour to shape how we discuss personal identity, culture and representation. This is especially because white privilege is embedded in heritage, discussions of history, and the stories we tell. All events are co-designed with the Lunar Residents.

At every event, you can expect a meaningful space, cathartic discussion, activities, food and a lot of learning. It is also a great way to meet and network with like-minded people who share a passion for these themes, learn from intercultural experiences, and hear new perspectives that will help develop your critical thinking in an ever-changing world. 

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Heritage organisations are becoming more aware of the increasing pressure to reconsider the narratives they portray. The Heritage Intercepted Conference was created to address some of these issues and raise awareness around Don’t Settle and its upcoming Manifesto.
The conference hosted three separate Lunar Campfires Discussing themes of Language , Co-creation and the Symbols of a nation .  

PREVIOUS LUNAR CAMPFIRE

In this Lunar event our Residents explored what self care means for People of Colour, and why it’s so important. We will also delve into how the existence of racial systems such as institutional racism, microaggressions and racial gaslighting contribute to the trauma People of Colour have been experiencing.

In this Lunar event our Residents explored what self care means for People of Colour, and why it’s so important. We will also delve into how the existence of racial systems such as institutional racism, microaggressions and racial gaslighting contribute to the trauma People of Colour have been experiencing.

Self-care: Selfish if you do-selfish if you don't

2021

Time and time again, report – This event aimed at speaking back to the National Youth Trends reports key findings and provided a humanistic approach of what the findings show. By doing this, we hoped to raise cultural awareness of heritage organisations’ audiences and provoke a collaborative approach to moving forward.

TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AGAIN?

2021

All this CCTV but do you ever see me? –  This event aimed to interrogate to what extent minoritised voices are criminalised and what living in one of the most surveyed countries in the world can mean for a Person of Colour.

ALL THIS CCTV, BUT DO YOU EVEN SEE ME?

2021

Racism is Political, Even in the Digital was a public event – focused on protesting and engagements with racially charged behaviour online.

RACISM IS POLITICAL, EVEN IN THE DIGITAL

2020

My Skin Colour is not an accessory – My Skin Colour is Not an Accessory was our final public event of 2020  – focused on Blackfishing in relation to different industries and the new social media age.

MY SKIN COLOUR IS NOT AN ACCESSORY

2020

Im not White what do you even call me – Focused on labelling and language used to discuss issues related to race and representation.

I'M NOT WHITE WHAT DO YOU CALL ME

2019

Too light for the Gram – Too light for the culture –Focused on colourism, especially within different communities and ethnicities.

TOO DARK FOR THE 'GRAM, TOO LIGHT FOR THE CULTURE

2019

Got a Job Interview better put my white voice on –  Focused on the creative sector and experiences of BIPOC in the workplace as part of the Beatfreeks Brum Youth Trends event.

GOT A JOB INTERVIEW, BETTER PUT MY WHITE VOICE ON

2019

Get out of our country but leave your culture – Focused on our individual interpretations of cultural appropriation.

GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY BUT LEAVE YOUR CULTURE

2019

Become a Lunar Resident

We aspire to give young people autonomy to create a meaningful space for BIPOC to come together, learn and have mindful and conscious conversations around culturally significant topics.  As a Lunar Resident, you will design conversations, spaces and events that respond to themes like race, personal identity, representation, and decolonisation.