16 June 2020
In support of Black Lives Matter, Leeds City Council is launching a review of historical statues in Leeds.In support of Black Lives Matter and the emerging national debate about historical statues, Leeds City Council has appointed Alison Lowe to lead a review of historical statues in Leeds. Alison Lowe is the chief executive of Leeds-based mental health charity Touchstone, and was the first female BAME city councillor and represented Labour from 1990 to 2019.
For more details see https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/leeds-city-council-launches-review-into-city-statues
The Children and Families Department has provided schools with anti-racism educational resources and lesson plans to support schools in covering these topics with pupils. Individuals and families can also access these resources.
TSL has produced a series of regularly updated guides to ensure our members have up to date information. You can find these at - https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/information-and-guidance.html