Marcia Reid Fotheringham - It's Black History Month, so what?

  • Marcia Reid Fotheringham (Presenter)
  • Urch, J. (Organiser)
  • Crowe, M. (Contributor)
  • Nyasha Mutembwa (Chair)

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Marcia Reid Fotheringham JP, DL, was born in London and moved to the USA as a child, where she was raised and educated. In 1997 Marcia moved to Cumbria, where she worked as an NHS psychologist and family therapist for 10 years. And in 2001, Marcia became a Justice of the Peace. As a magistrate, Marcia sat in the Adult Courts (crime) and Family Court Panels. From 2019 - 20, Marcia became the first black High Sheriff of Cumbria.

Marcia is a strong advocate of racial equity and equality principles and is the Co-chair of the Cumbria Race Equality Network.

In this talk, Marcia covered the importance of Black History Month, the importance of equity, and share her experiences of being a black woman who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic.

This talk was part of a wider cultural programme organised by the University of Dundee in support of our Bronze Race Equality Chartermark.
Period25 Oct 2022
Event titleBlack History Month 2022
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Black History
  • Black History Month
  • race equity
  • race equality
  • female rolemodels