LLI Annual Reports
LEARNING LINKS INTERNATIONAL CIC - ANNUAL CIC STATEMENT February 2021 – January 2022
Another interesting year!
LLI Directors come from Wales, Jamaica, Nigeria, Australia and England. As community researchers, we work with creative artists and writers to research, interpret and present our shared Black and colonial histories.
We started to manage LLI with regular online Board Meetings in 2019, and in 2020 when Covid hit, we started to explore using Zoom for other training opportunities including develop a partnership with Belong Nottingham to start weekly 'Black History Conversations'. These sessions bring together community researchers, academics, activists, authors and creative artists from Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and other parts of the world, to explore our shared histories and the stories of indigenous peoples prior to colonisation. After 50 ++ online sessions, this continues: See www.blackhistoryconversations.com We have had support from many academics and creative artists, including Jamaican Poetry Festival founder, Yasus Afari, Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, and the innovative poet Rhys Trimble, who have explored and developed opportunities with us.
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LEARNING LINKS INTERNATIONAL CIC - ANNUAL CIC STATEMENT February 2020 – January 2021
Well, that was the year that was!
After a very successful year in 2019 managing the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported ‘From Sheep to Sugar’ the first few months of this year focused on wrapping up the project www.welshplains.cymru. This was very successful and brought us to link with other organisations exploring Black History with community researcher volunteers.
This was Learning Links International’s 10th year and we continued to work mainly in North Wales, developing our community research approach, along with developing our education/entertainment approach, related to telling the stories of our “shared histories” and exploring more formal research activities.