The Racial Justice Network is committed to reparative justice this means that whilst we aim to tackle issues here, we recognise that problems here have far reaching connections across the globe. As an ex-colony, Kenya still adheres to the British curriculum and education system and our invite is to offer a critical analysis, and to engage in a cross-national dialogue. We are looking to collaborate in order to inform decolonial movements in the UK, whilst also supporting decolonial movements in Kenya. We also plan to use our time in Kenya to collaborate and skill share with local activists as we attempt to make the work of the Racial Justice Network more globally-focused and more concerned with the needs and challenges in the Global South. In this project, we seek to move beyond these limits as we collaborate with activists in the Global South. We know that decolonial projects must be global and this is therefore our attempt to internationalise our struggle, show support and solidarity to activists, and to cultivate generative international links.
Unfortunately, the financial burden to take part in projects like this is no doubt a consequence of colonial legacies that have led to a (racialised) unequal distribution of wealth. Therefore, we are fundraising £1500 to part-fund the cost of travel, accommodation and other expenses to be able to support decolonisation efforts and connect with local activists.
We would like to say thank you, in advance, for your support and contributions. Please feel free to get in contact with us for further information or to find out more about our network and get involved in the work we do.