Introducing Learning Links International (LLI) / Cysylltiadau Dysgu Rhyngwladol (CDR)
LLI/CDR was developed as a response to the activities in 2007 to recognise the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Act.
LLI / CDR grew from being an informal project to become a Community Interest Company in 2011.
Our main purpose is to engage in community research to explore and share "hard to tell" stories mainly related to the shared histories between Britain, West Africa and the Caribbean, as well as wider colonial history.
Since 2007 LLI/CDR's management team has brought together researchers, creative artistes, academics and community research volunteers, with a unique range of knowledge and expertise to enable us to better support and recognise the importance of understanding of our shared histories, as well as related environmental issues, interfaith acceptance and social cohesion.
Our approach is to seek out and work with like-minded organisations and community activists to explore the best ways to recognise and respect our shared histories and to share understanding of the importance of community cohesion and to challenge racism.
We use an approach that brings poets, performers and other creative people together with our researchers, merging education with entertainment in workshops and shows.
We also identify and develop trainers, resources and displays to enable us to run projects and activities for teachers, communities, national agencies and other organisations.
Check out www.learninglinksinternational.com