Opportunity for men of Color to learn/discuss about how they can act in solidarity with women and assist in dismantling patriarchal, capitalist and racist systems. See the Facebook event for more info.
The Christchurch massacre is a brutal and despicable act of terror. The targeted murder of 49 Muslims in two New Zealand mosques demonstrates the seriousness with which we must treat Islamophobia. In much of the subsequent media coverage and political condemnation, we can see a deliberate and dangerous attempt to omit that the victims were Muslim,Continue reading “Christchurch massacre: a symptom of deep-rooted Islamophobia”
As another Comic Relief approaches, now in it’s 33rd year, Black and Brown communities all over the UK brace ourselves for a narrative that presents us, our worlds and ancestries through a white, smug, self obsessed lens. As the Black film world rocks at yet another white saviour film has won an Oscar, sometimes weContinue reading “Let Go of the Baby”
Part of Racial Justice Network’s Collective Conversation series which aim to explore the intersections of issues regarding race and colonial legacies. Please see the eventbrite link for this Race, Youth and Intergenerational event.
Activists and organisers across Yorkshire are invited to create a network of alliances around the common goal of resisting the UK government’s hostile environment policies. Each group or individual will be asked to introduce themselves and talk about their current areas of interest, challenges and what resources they need and may offer to others. AContinue reading “Yorkshire Resists the Hostile Environment”
The way Black and Brown bodies are moved around is directly linked to the legacy of the Afrikan holocaust, chattel slavery. Our bodies are somehow disconnected from family, from love, emotions and thought. This is one of the cornerstones of the ideology that allows bodies to be shipped, packed, unpacked, killed, discarded and dehumanised. This isContinue reading “Charter Flights Crime”
2018 has been an eventful year for the Racial Justice Network and its been great to see the network go from strength to strength. We have been delighted to expand our board of trustees this year. Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise, Desiree Reynolds, Farzana Khan and Sipilien Birani have helped to consolidate andContinue reading “Reflecting on 2018 and looking forward to 2019 at the Racial Justice Network”
The Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15 We at the Racial Justice Network are deeply troubled by the conviction of the Stansted 15 this week. We have to ask important questions about what this says of our ‘justice’ system, and wonder what implications such a decision has for the right toContinue reading “Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15”
In the last few days a video of a young Syrian boy being attacked and bullied has gone viral. Whilst there has been lots of media coverage, there has been little if any attempt to recognise this as a part of a continuing trend of Black, Brown, poor, Muslim and migrant children being attacked whilstContinue reading “School Safe Spaces?”
Earlier this week many tuned in to watch an episode of Dr Who that featured the civil rights icon, Rosa Parks. The episode has quite rightly been lauded for shining a light on racism but we must recognise that, in isolation, there are limits to the episode’s effectiveness as an anti-racist intervention. Rather than focusingContinue reading “Travelling while Black: From Dr. Who to Ryanair”