CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF I HAVE A DREAM AND THE BRISTOL BUS BOYCOTT
Do you think the Bristol Bus Boycott deserves a citywide celebration that catalyses racial equity in the UK’s 7th most unequal city for people of colour?
At Curiosity UnLtd, it does. So if you agree with us on June 30th – 60 days before its 60th anniversary – Curiosity UnLtd is bringing 60 changemakers together to co-create 60 ways to deliver a citywide celebration honouring the Bristol Bus Boycott.
Therefore the Big Bristol Bus Boycott Takeover is sending a call-out-to-action to all changemakers, community activist, artists, city leaders and their organisations, as we’d love to collaborate with you. Find out how you can get involved by click below…
It’s 60 years since the Bristol Bus Boycott defeated the colour bar and changed race based legislation for good. Standing on the shoulders of giants, BeOnBoard are pleased to share that Curiosity UnLtd has partnered with First Bus, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol Culture and Creative Connex to launch Drive For Change.
On April 28th, Drive For Change was launched in front of the 1960s bus at the M Shed. This year-long campaign aims to educate, stimulate debate and empower through a design competition to wrap a double-decker bus. The winning design will be the one that best reflects what the Bristol Bus Boycott was about, who was involved, and its legacy.
And during the campaign, passengers will learn more about the Bristol Bus Boycott through a mini-series of vox pops played on the buses throughout the journey.
So, no matter your design style, creative discipline, experience or age, the Drive For Change competition is open to all. Closing at midnight on June 9th, the winning design will be unveiled with poetic symbolism at a public ceremony on August 28th to coincide with the end of the Bristol Bus Boycott and the day Martin Luther King shared his dream.
To enter and find out more, go to www.firstbus.co.uk/driveforchange. And to pick up a paper entry form, visit the Travel Hub at the Bus Station.