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Decolonising Brighton

A space to discuss ideas about the decolonisation of the city on the sea

 

An initiative of Best Foot Music and UCL Institute of Education

 

We are delighted to invite you to assist in conceptualising the “Decolonising Brighton Initiative” at Best Foot Music and UCL Institute of Education.

 

Brighton has benefitted from its historical role in colonisation. Many of its prominent people and institutions have been complicit in white supremacism at the expense of populations from a range of social backgrounds and global contexts. Brighton also has an alternative history of resistance as many of its people have stood in solidarity with Black activists and the global civil rights movements against war and imperialism. Recently, students, civil society actors and academics have shown greater interest in decolonising, inspired by particularly the 2015 student movement Rhodes Must Fall. The wave of Black Lives Matter protests triggered by the tragic and brutal murder of George Flyod in the USA has also encouraged some helpful debates across the UK. 

 

Recent anti-colonial and anti-racist uprisings, building on previous eras of struggle, have brought the enduring forms and effects of racism firmly into view, interrogating anti-Black racism and other forms of state violence: the oppression of minority groups under ethnonationalist regimes, the aggressive anti-migration policies of European and white settler states, systemic Indigenous and Black incarceration, and the ongoing police brutality and killing of Black men, women and non-binary people.

 

In this vein, we invite you to assist in conceptualising the “Decolonising Brighton Initiative” at Best Foot Music and UCL Institute of Education.

For more information, please register an expression of interest, via this link