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Thursday 28 January 2021
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 28 January 2021
Times: 19:00 - 20:00   7pm
Price:   Free


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Online: Creating a Sanctuary: embedding a culture of welcome in your school or business

Hear about Thetford Town of Sanctuary, work with Migrant Help, how to become a School or Business of Sanctuary and how the museum can help. Speakers include: Sophie Willis (Aid Matters in Thetford) who will be talking about local campaign group, Aid Matters in Thetford. The group aims to highlight the good work being done all around the world through contributions of countries like our own. She’ll also be talking about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and how these link to showing kindness and compassion for others, and encouraging a welcoming, safe environment for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Ken Nicholls and Theresa Mason are part of the Thetford Town of Sanctuary group. The group wants Thetford to be a welcoming, open and safe place for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. They will be talking to us about Thetford’s journey to becoming a Town of Sanctuary and their achievements so far. Razana Yassin will take us through the process of becoming a School of Sanctuary and giving us some top tips. Sarah Gore from Norfolk Museum of Sanctuary will talk about how other organisations and businesses can gain a Sanctuary award. Free online event. https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/ancient-house/2020-11-12-creating-a-sanctuary-embedding-a-culture-of-welcome-in-your-school-or-business

Wednesday 24 February 2021
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Times: 19:00 - 20:00   7pm
Price:   Free


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Brown Babies: The Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War Online Talk

Brown Babies: The Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War Online Talk by Lucy Bland, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Lucy Bland will reveal the little-known history of the estimated 2,000 babies born to black GIs and white British women in the Second World War. The African-American press named these children 'brown babies'; the British called them 'half-castes' or ‘tan Yanks’. Black GIs, in the American segregated army, were forbidden to marry their white girlfriends. Nearly half of the children were given up to children's homes but few were adopted, thought 'too hard to place'. There has been minimal study of these children and the difficulties they faced, such as racism in Britain, lack of family or a clear identity. Event will be held online via a Zoom. Please book your free ticket via Art Tickets. https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/ancient-house