Through this workshop we’ll discuss how you can become an active anti-racist and what current campaigns you can be part of to tackle institutional racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement. To give some context for the current movement we will look at the history of racist ideas and racialisation as well as the legacies of colonialism and the British empire, showing how racism is linked to capitalism, neocolonialism and climate breakdown, how whiteness is a recent invention and why the BAME label can be problematic.
With a strongly intersectional approach we’ll talk about white fragility and positionality and the complex ways that race, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, class and other factors can interact in oppression and privilege. We’ve also come up with an anti-racism toolkit that can be used to show active solidarity and de-centre whiteness, and a resource pack that will allow everyone to continue learning after the workshop.
Our Future Now is a diverse collective of radical young people fighting to create an inclusive, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer, anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-ableist and ecological ‘future now’. We put on many different workshops from climate justice to active anti-racism, have a monthly book club, attend protests together and engage in the odd viral brandalism action or two.