Black History Month

The fight for racial justice in the present requires an understanding of our past. It's time to #TeachRaceMigrationEmpire


23 October 2020

Transforming how we’re taught about the past is one of the key demands in the UK following the Black Lives Matter protests. This is what needs to change.

Black History Month series: How can we learn lessons when we only hear a fraction of the story?


29 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements and activists today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from. We must learn the histories that were never taught to us in school, learn about the reality of our own histories and truly understand what solidarity looks like, not just this month but everyday.

This blog is third and final installment on our series this month. Effie Jordan writes about how our movements can learn from the history and impact of 'othering' which is rooted in European imperialism.

Black History Month series: Understanding empire, decolonising our movements


11 October 2019

Many of the racial, economic and social injustices we see today are rooted in empire’s legacy. It’s only through decolonising our minds, our institutions and our movements that we’ll be able to create a truly just and equal world.

Black History Month series: Abolishing the slave trade is a history that belongs to black rebels


01 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from.

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The fight for racial justice in the present requires an understanding of our past. It's time to #TeachRaceMigrationEmpire


23 October 2020

Transforming how we’re taught about the past is one of the key demands in the UK following the Black Lives Matter protests. This is what needs to change.

Black History Month series: How can we learn lessons when we only hear a fraction of the story?


29 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements and activists today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from. We must learn the histories that were never taught to us in school, learn about the reality of our own histories and truly understand what solidarity looks like, not just this month but everyday.

This blog is third and final installment on our series this month. Effie Jordan writes about how our movements can learn from the history and impact of 'othering' which is rooted in European imperialism.

Black History Month series: Understanding empire, decolonising our movements


11 October 2019

Many of the racial, economic and social injustices we see today are rooted in empire’s legacy. It’s only through decolonising our minds, our institutions and our movements that we’ll be able to create a truly just and equal world.

Black History Month series: Abolishing the slave trade is a history that belongs to black rebels


01 October 2019

This Black History Month we're focusing on black-led movements and resistance throughout history. How have they shaped our understanding of politics and activism, how do they continue to inspire social movements today? From the Black Jacobins to Black Lives Matter there is a thread of rebellious connection that, as a movement, we must learn from.

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