Why do we need a network?

Decolonisation is not new, in the UK, Black revolutionary abolitionists, of the African and Caribbean diaspora, have campaigned before us for years. To name a few:

the Bristol Bus Boycott;

the birth of the Notting Hill Carnival from the Notting Hill riots; 

• the UK Black Panthers and Black feminists like Olive Morris; 

• or the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) .  

At the roots of these movements are a deep hunger and determination to rebuild how things are done and remove all the structures that have led to racism, colonialism, and imperialism. And in their place, the aim, and vision of a world that is accountable for this violence and works towards restorative justice. Decolonisation as theory and practice is used to collectively imagine this and create what this change would look like.

Find your people

All of these examples had something in common: they were not working in isolation. They were connected. They had links with others doing similar work around them, and across the globe. This is why we need a Decolonisers Network.

Do you know all of the Decolonising work happening in your area?

Do you know all the other Decolonising groups who share the same objectives as you?

Our map is here to help you find out.

Add your people

This map is far from exhaustive, and that's where we need your help. If you notice that a radical anti-racist or decolonial group is currently missing, please add it on our map via the form below.

 

Join the movement!

How much time do you have?

One second: stay informed and help us build a platform for the campaign by following us on Twitter and Instagram.

Five minutes: have a look at our mixed-media library and download something to read, listen to or watch later.

A few hours per month: launch your own campaign to decolonise education and tell us how you’re getting with it at our Decolonisers’ hangouts!

A few hours per week: sign-up to volunteer with us! Contact membership@nus.org.uk for more info.