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Monday 28 October 201918.30 to 21.00

The DecoloniseUCL campaign was launched in 2017/18 to address the colonial and white supremacist legacies and ideologies perpetuated by eugenics, archaeology, biometry and other disciplines.

This open meeting and film screening (dir. Rehad Desai) will provide an introduction to ‘fallism’ – a movement that came out of the 2015 South African student movement that transitioned from ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ to ‘Fees Must Fall’. The South African struggle connected the current presences of colonialism and apartheid within their universities and the educational inequalities that sprang from increased tuition fees and racial/class discrimination.

Will be discussing ideas about what this could look like at UCL, building on the work from Decolonise UCL in 2017/18.

To find more information on our previous DecoloniseUCL work, have a look here

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Black Futures

We must act in the present to make our future what we want it to be. ‘Black Futures’ asks us how we want to move from surviving to thriving. ‘Black Futures’ asks us to reclaim history for ourselves… because history is political and so is our future.

What is the BME Network

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students’ Network is a place of support, acceptance and activism. This year we’ll be running the Decolonising UCL campaign, working to close the BME attainment gap, supporting the fight for free education by resisting changes to higher education that hit BME students the hardest and fighting for free crisis accommodation for students in need.

 
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