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”
As an anti-racist organisation, we are urging everybody that can to get out and vote in what looks set to be one of the biggest election in our lifetimes. Whilst we maintain that change primarily occurs outside of electoral politics, there is simply too much at stake to stand by in this election. Indeed, asContinue reading “Hope not Fear, This Election…”
We’re living in performative times. That social media enables us to offer a running commentary of our everyday lives means that much of what we do is with an eye to what looks good, will get the most likes, will go viral. But in that capturing, that life on pause, to be examined and re-examined,Continue reading “What Blackness Can Do”
Annual General Meeting- 5th of December 2019. Location; Millside Centre, Millside House, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford. BD1 2HS 1.30-4.30pm
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.