Track and Trace: Police and the Criminalisation of the Marginalised

by Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resist Police will now be able to access Track and Trace information on people instructed to self-isolate. Those who fail to self-isolate face fines between £1,000 to £10,000. This latest government action will have a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities and those from lower income backgrounds (inContinue reading “Track and Trace: Police and the Criminalisation of the Marginalised”

Black Absencing: The Work of UK Academia

By an anonymous Black PhD student In my first year of the PhD, a Black British friend also pursuing her PhD warned me that for a Black person, life in the UK (and UK academic life in particular) is a ‘death by a thousand cuts.’ Over the past few years, these cuts have been painfulContinue reading “Black Absencing: The Work of UK Academia”

Corbyn Is Right – British History Lessons Need An Overhaul

LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn has argued that British history lessons need to be rewritten to recognise the devastating impact the Empire has had on its former colonies and across the world. This call places him in direct opposition to the Conservative position that has shaped the current curriculum over the past few years. Under educationContinue reading “Corbyn Is Right – British History Lessons Need An Overhaul”

Reducing ‘Drop-Out’ Rates for Black Students Means Institutional Transformation, Not Individual Support

Earlier this year the government urged universities to reduce the ‘drop-out’ rates of Black students. With Black students 50% more likely to drop out than their peers, the universities minister Jo Johnson argued that “there needs to be much greater support” for ‘BME’ students. Yet this seems little more than rhetoric, and reflects only aContinue reading “Reducing ‘Drop-Out’ Rates for Black Students Means Institutional Transformation, Not Individual Support”

RESIST REMEMBER REPAIR! RJN DECOLONISING EDUCATION KENYA 2020

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”

Principles for decolonial practice

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”

Decolonising Education Kenya 2020

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”

RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK, 2019 round-up, looking forward to 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”