You have watched the show been part of the Q&A and have the above question.....
We get this question a lot, and the answers are as varied as the people asking?
Many people over the years have watched SOLD and asked what can we do to change the legacy of enslavement that we see in the UK today, which leads to so much racial injustice?
We can all do many things to be part of making change. Sign a petitions, find out more about the experiences of African Caribbean heritage peoples in the UK, educate ourselves via reading- groups - conversations - classes, support African Caribbean Heritage businesses and initiatives, look at your schools, work places, community spaces how inclusive and welcoming are they? If you were someone from the global majority, a person of African heritage how might you feel in these spaces? If there is limited representation what things can you do, to make change? ( could you add to images/ literature/ invite speakers, widen staffing pools) . These are just suggestions but we encourage you to find actions of your own.
Change is made up on many types of actions large and small, start where you can and see where it takes you.
If you enjoy reading here are two reading lists to start or add to your journey of finding out more about racism and anti-racism
'One one coco fill basket......' meaning - little by little the task will be complete.
Never underestimate the power of the individual to make change - small actions can create ripples....
Reparations - is one of Kuumba Nia Arts calls for action.
Locally in Oxford are involved with many African and African Caribbean heritage groups to create reparative change and justice in our communities and city. The road is long!
There is a spectrum of opinions on what reparations could be we have some links for you below of national and international thoughts :
Esther Stanford-Xosei explains
Britain's Black debt and Reparations
Featuring Professor Verene Sheperd, Professor Kris Manjapra and Professor Sir Geoff Palmer
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