Black Lives Matter
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was suffocated by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA, while three other officers looked on. George Floyd has joined a long list of black men, women, and children who have been killed in recent years by police officers which is part of a wider societal problem steeped in systemic racism. This is not only a reflection of the inequalities in America but across the world. We condemn racist oppression in all its forms.
Manchester Museum has enormous privilege as a cultural institution, and we can use that to effect change in structures and systems.
We are absolutely committed to amplifying black voices and stories, and in October 2020 we launched the Black History Month and Beyond programme.
We also commit to constantly educating ourselves - listening and learning should never stop.
We will continue to ensure that our whole process of working towards change is transparent and anti-racism is embedded in everything we do.
Here are some resources we have found useful around the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism.