Back in 2020, the Isle of Man saw one of it’s biggest protests in Manx history, with thousands of people gathering on Douglas promenade for the Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. This march took place on the promenade and finished around the Sea Terminal, where people then gathered to take a 9 minute silence in remembrance of George Floyd, and then to hear from some brave and inspirational Manx speakers.
One year, and a few months, on from the BLM march, POC IOM are holding the first ever ‘Culture Fest’ on Saturday August 21 for the Manx public to come and enjoy! We have many exciting plans for the day, however, we wanted to start the day on a sentimental note.
POC IOM are welcoming the general public to join us and our corporate sponsors on a march from the Sea Terminal to The Nunnery grounds, in symbolisation of the continuation of the BLM movement that has taken place on the Isle of Man over the past year. This work includes, but is not limited to, the work that POC IOM has been doing within the community, schools, police and government and to the listening and learning that the Manx public have been taking on in their own time. We are so overwhelmed to see how far the island has come in just one short year, and strive to only do more in the upcoming years.
Please join us at 9:00am at the Sea Terminal front car park on the morning of Saturday the 21st August, and get ready to march with us at 9:45am sharp in solidarity for all the POC on the Isle of Man. Tickets for Culture Fest cost £11.37, or are free for under 18s, and you can buy them here.
We hope to see you there!
POC IOM x