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We are happy to deliver any of the workshops above, however if you have any further enquiries that has not been covered in the table above, please contact the office at 0151 237 3974.
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The Schools Programme
October 2009 sees the launch of our schools programme offering one hour and one day workshops and a 30 hour accredited training course in diversity. Initial roll out will be in the Liverpool borough who have allocated a youth worker to the Foundation to help deliver our education programme.
We are particularly thankful to the Walker Family for their unique contribution to the project and we are continuing to work with The Ariel Trust and other local authorities to ensure we can offer this service to every school in Merseyside.
Educational visit to Auschwitz
In November, some of our Young Ambassadors will make an educational visit to Auschwitz in Poland. Described as the largest man made grave in human history, this site stands out as a horrific example of mankind’s inhumanity.
The notion of racial superiority promoted by the Nazis progressed from name calling and blaming to the mass murder of over six million Jews. The Nazi ideology extended to the extermination of the sick and disabled – including German children with learning difficulties. Gays, Gypsies and eastern Europeans were also considered to be inferior and not worthy of life. Millions of people were displaced, lost everything they owned, lost their sons, daughters, parents and friends. Some escaped the gas chambers because countries such as ours offered them asylum as they fled their homes looking for a safe place for their children.
Sadly the lessons of the Holocaust have still not been learned; ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Serbia, Rwanda and currently in Darfur, are a stain on humanity.
The fight for human rights continues. It is hoped that the Young Ambassadors will learn why it is important to fight for human rights for everyone and not take such rights for granted. We are particularly pleased that ‘Deaf and
Disabled Arts Northwest’ will be joining us in this project, organised in partnership with the Tackling Racism – promoting Diversity Youth Group based at New Heys High School.
The group will be accompanied by a film crew from ITV who will make a short documentary film about the project.
The Making of Colour Blind
(Courtesy of Tina Miles, Liverpool Echo)
An anit-racism film directed by comedian Lenny Henry and inspired by murdered teenager Anthony Walker could be broadcast on TV. The movie, Colour Blind, which was backed by the Anthony Walker Foundation and Liverpool FC, was filmed in the city and is being rolled out to schools. Film-makers are in talks with broadcasters in the hope it will be screened to the nation.
Liverpool actors, including Neil Fitzmaurice, Cathy Tyson, Louis Emerick and Lynn Francis, were involved in the project. Director Henry collaborated with scriptwriter Tony Lindsay and producer Colin McKeown, the founder of LA Productions, to create a comedy-drama which aims to tackle racism. Henry said: “Colour Blind works in a positive way because it shows varying degrees of prejudice from unthinking silly ignorance to out-and-out violent racism. The fact this is played so skilfully by our cast presents the issues clearly. Tony Lindsey's script is sharp, funny and incisive.”
On August 5th 2009 we staged the Cinema Premier of the short film ‘Colour Blind’ produced and directed by Lenny Henry.
The film forms an integral part of our education and training workshops. The film is designed for a wide audience. It is both amusing and deeply moving, with a very powerful message.
The film, starring Liverpool actors Neil Fitzmaurice, Cathy Tyson, Louis Emerick and Lynn Francis, has been described as a ‘black comedy’ which tells the story of families and racial hatred. Lenny Henry was inspired to make the film after meeting the Walker family at the AWF Gala Dinner two years ago. He said: “It was inspiring to meet Gee and Dominique and see what they were achieving with the Foundation. There is great potential to change society for the better and I hope the film goes someway along this road.”
David Okoro, Chairman of the Anthony Walker Foundation said: “By combining a very serious subject matter with comedy, the film manages to reach out to the same young people who are the focus of our education programme. “If we can make just one person stop and think twice about the issues raised in the film then it can certainly be called a success.”
Liverpool Football Club
(A personal message from Mr Brian Hall)
Liverpool Football Club has supported the Anthony Walker Foundation since it was established. We are proud to be associated with its vision and message; tackling racism and promoting diversity through sport and the arts. The work of the Foundation to build stronger communities and create opportunities for active citizenship is a mission we all share at Liverpool Football Club; this is why we provided the funding to make ‘Colour Blind’. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Anthony Walker Foundation and celebrating with you the many successes to come.
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