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The Network supports libraries, museums, archives, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations (as well as individuals) who are working to tackle social exclusion and towards social justice.

Black History Month 2021

"Black History Month 2021 begins on 1 October. This year the theme is 'Proud to be' - a national celebration of the often-overlooked contributions of Black Britons to the nation's history. This year also looks to the present and future with a call for 'continued action to tackle racism, reclaim Black history, and ensure Black history is represented and celebrated all year round.'"

See the following examples of resources:

Blogs you might be interested in

  • Anne Harding Training - Anne blogs on reading, literacy, working with young people, and the courses she runs across the cultural sector.
  • DCN - Disability Co-operative Network for Museums - "We are working with national charities, organisations, people with disabilities, academics, groups, disability networks in other sectors, curators and managers to promote and embed inclusive practice in the heritage and cultural sector."
  • LGBT people and the UK cultural sector - this blog builds on the content of the book, LGBT people and the UK cultural sector, and aims to add new developments and missing stories of LGBTQ people in the cultural sector.
  • Museums and Autism - "A blog about how museums can improve support for autistic spectrum visitors, with practical advice and examples from museums and autistic people"
  • Race Matters, the Runnymede Trust blog
  • Speak Out London – Diversity City the LGBTQ Oral History project based at London Metropolitan Archives
  • SpeakUP - blog "run by IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, for exploring how the work of libraries is shaped by, and can promote, human rights around the world"
  • ViMLoC - Visible Minority Librarians of Canada Network
  • The Wheeled Librarian - "The chronicles of a librarian with a physical disability."

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