Based on Sankofa principles of seeking knowledge from the past to benefit the futures of generations to come. The Ubele Circles Project is an opportunity for you to explore anti-racist activism in Britain. You will be a part of a group which will come together to learn from an elder social activist and will examine their role in British social activism and the changes they have contributed to making. By the end of the process, we hope for you and your co-learners to write a blog showcasing your learning.
The first circle run from March - June 2021 led by Social Activist Cecil Gutzmore who facilitated a circle around Afrikan & Asian Post-WW2 Resistance in the UK.
In this circle we explored the following questions:
What understanding of race, class and gender oppression and of the resistance theory and practice do current generations have of existing structures and processes?
Where do younger generations now stand in terms of effectively organised practical to a situation in which key facets of oppression are intensifying?
The second circle took place between February - March 2022 and was led by social activist, artist, curator and educator Michael Mcmillan facilitating interactive sessions exploring activism through an artistic lens.