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 CAMPIRE

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. 

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.

SELF-CARE: SELFISH IF YOU DO, SELFISH IF YOU DON'T

2021

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This event aimed at speaking back to the National Youth Trends reports key findings and provided a humanistic approach of what the findings show, thus raising cultural awareness of heritage organisations’ audiences and provoking a collaborative approach to moving forward.

TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AGAIN?

2021

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The last event aimed to interrogate to what extent minoritised voices are criminalised and how living in one of the most surveyed countries in the world can mean as a Person of Colour.

ALL THIS CCTV, BUT DO YOU EVEN SEE ME?

2021

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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

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

MY SKIN COLOUR IS NOT AN ACCESSORY

2020

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Focused on labelling and language used to discuss issues related to race and representation.

I'M NOT WHITE WHAT DO YOU CALL ME

2019

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Focused on colourism, especially within different communities and ethnicities.

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

2019

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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

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Focused on our individual interpretations of cultural appropriation.

GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY BUT LEAVE YOUR CULTURE

2019

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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.