We are part of a legacy

Our campaign starts with remembering and celebrating Black people, of the African and Caribbean diaspora, who campaigned before us.  In a global context, examples of this would look like reflecting and learning from the revolutionary abolitionists who made Haiti the world’s first Black republic; the civil rights movement in the United States; or the Decolonisation movement in Africa from the 1950s to the ‘70s. 

In a UK context, this looks like commemorating: 

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) to name a few.  

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. This would be done by working together towards cultural, psychological, and economic freedom. Decolonisation as theory and practice is used to imagine this and create what this change would look like. To learn about it, have a look at our mixed-media library.

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.