The oppression and destruction of Black and Brown bodies is global. The use of state forces against the most marginalised is global. The narrative of white liberals believing that we’re somehow better than the US is false and self deceiving
Following the current situation involving Amy Cooper, it felt appropriate to repost this article published here two years ago… Anaïs Duong-Pedica reflects on white fragility, white women’s tears, and the innocence of white women.
Update and summary from decolonial work earlier this year.. January 2020 saw a collaboration between The Racial Justice Network, Kenyan activists and artivists, the University of Nairobi, African Digital Media Institute and the University of Manchester. Together they curated a programme of events focusing on the decolonisation of education and activisms.This programme seeks to bring a rangeContinue reading “RESIST REMEMBER REPAIR! RJN DECOLONISING EDUCATION KENYA 2020”
To resist the ways in which colonial education separates the body from the mind To disavow the illusion of ‘objectivity’ and ‘rationality’ that dominates colonial forms of education. Instead, we endeavour to embrace and reengage with our emotions, and to support others to engage with their emotions too. To change the whole curriculum of ourContinue reading “Principles for decolonial practice”
No doubt through these uncertain times positivity is needed to keep spirits high and allow society to function without going into complete despair. Nevertheless, we have to be mindful and cautious that in keeping positive we are not ignoring the realities and failing to recognise the deeply entrenched socio-political issues.
At this time of the continued global Coronavirus pandemic, we know that our most vulnerable those with migrant status, those suffering under the hostile environment, those with no recourse to public funds – will be disproportionately affected by any lock down.
We at The Racial Justice Network are deeply concerned about three aspects of the UK governments’ response in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: 1. The unjustifiable danger to the lives of up to 2,000 people in immigration detention We support the letter from 10 organisations led by Bail for Immigration Detainees, in calling forContinue reading “The Racial Justice Network statement on the UK’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic”
A collaboration between The Racial Justice Network, University of Nairobi, African Digital Media Institute and University of Manchester. Between the 13th and the 16th January, 6 of us from the UK and 5 others from Kenya have curated a programme of events focused on the decolonization of education and activisms. This programme seeks to bringContinue reading “Decolonising Education Kenya 2020”
It’s been a busy, remarkable year for us. Whilst we try our best to respond to the continued and worsening hardships that are undoubtedly on the way, we have striven always to keep our core beliefs and lived experiences at the heart of our practice. We do not want to paint a picture thatContinue reading “RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK, 2019 round-up, looking forward to 2020”
A four year old boy sleeping on a floor wasn’t enough and that feels shitty. But that four year old was never enough, neither the elderly Jamaican man dying in a country he never knew, or that woman under the rubble created by UK arms dealers, or the species that are being choked by bigContinue reading “When Human Suffering is Not Enough”