Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

Working in and on the Business of Cultural Education

Day 16 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: seen and heard.

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In light of the Black Lives Matter movement that has caused great reflection on the societal injustice racism has impacted across the globe, this year’s Mighty Challenge focuses on supporting of The World Reimagined and their Community programme.

The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us.

The Mighty Challenge 2022 will support The World Reimagined’s Community programme, sponsoring local artists and young people to get involved in Leicester’s community Globe. This is 1 of 10 stunning globe sculptures in an art trail displayed across the streets of Leicester, highlighting the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

“If we’re going to make racial justice a reality for all, it calls on us to courageously face our shared history with honesty, empathy and grace. If we do that, we can create a future in which everyone can say “I’m seen. That’s the mission of The World Reimagined and were so delighted to work with the people and communities of Leicester.” (Michelle Gayle, co-founder of The World Reimagined.)

TMC staff team are going to support the campaign by taking part in the Mighty (UN)Mute, a day-long vow of silence, on the 5th October. If you want to join us on the day and take a vow of silence, then please check out the campaign here. 

Of if the thought of donating your silence for 24 hours is really too much, then you can donate your hard-earned disposable income here.

Or if neither of these is possible (and heaven knows we’re all in tough financial times right now), then anything you can do to share and shout about the campaign would be equally welcome and appreciated.

So… come and help me to shut up, once and for all. You know you want to.

Author: drnicko

Awarded an MBE for services to arts-based businesses, I am passionate about generating inspiring, socially engaging, creative practice within educational contexts both nationally and internationally.

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