GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM | YouTube Creators for Change
OPEN ME FOR ACTION POINTS. What is Britishness anyway? A video essay made possible by the YouTube Creators For Change Programme https://youtube.com/yt/creators-for-change/
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(1) SIGN THE PETITION: https://goo.gl/Y3eE1n
Introduce the British Empire as a mandatory part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum
Watch me read the curriculum in full: https://youtu.be/dJ21C_7b7zw
(2) Check out the following books by British BAME writers:
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla https://goo.gl/QU9bES
Black and British by David Olusoga https://goo.gl/mmRCtA
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge https://goo.gl/RhYqAZ
(3) SUBMIT to the forthcoming zine Go Back To Where You Came From.
To submit you must either have lived or be living in Britain. By submitting you are consenting to have your piece published in the zine, which will be available for free to all online, and sent in print to MPs and others who will be able to help us get the word out about the petition. To help it reach and benefit the widest possible audience, the zine will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License 2.0. You can read more about what that means here: https://goo.gl/YDy7cH.
Submit your thoughts, poems, (short) essays, cartoons, art pieces, collages, haikus or sentences to: [email protected] BY the 31st OF DECEMBER 2017.
Please include how you would like to be credited in the zine.
You can simply respond to the video essay above, or answer the question:
what would you like ‘being British’ to mean?
The point of the zine is to draw people’s attention to the petition – you know best, what would persuade the people you know to sign?
Need inspiration? https://youtu.be/FDrbAondnEU
What IS a zine I hear you cry? https://goo.gl/3n6RXd
(4) BONUS POINTS ROUND – tell everyone. All of your friends. Your dog. Your local Spar till operator. Your family. Everyone. We need 100,000 signatures to get the petition to considered for a debate in parliament, so let’s go!
MORE INFORMATION TO EXPLORE ON THIS TOPIC:
MP Shashi Tharoor on the consequences of Britain’s imperial past: https://youtu.be/sHcAipz8c6o
EDL leader Tommy Robinson takes on rapper Akala
Structural Racism and Privilege by Akala
(This for and against reparations debate at Oxford Union is super helpful – make sure you watch both points, and more speeches in the debate if you fancy)
Sir Richard Ottaway – Britain Does Not Owe Reparations
Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations
Young, British and Angry (this is a whole documentary, I found it really useful)
Why Brexit happened — and what to do next | Alexander Betts
BREAKING DOWN BREXIT:
Independent: British Empire: Students should be taught colonialism ‘not all good’, say historians
Michael Gove redrafts new history curriculum after outcry
It’s right for Britain to reach out to Africa – wrong to send Boris Johnson
PEOPLE TO THANK:
Jette, The German – who put up with my questions:
Music was kindly provided by L-FRESH The LION – of whose music I’m a HUGE fan
Becca is a wonderful person and v skilled videographer, y’all should all watch her channel and also hire her:
Craig was also behind the scenes, helping with admin, shooting some of the footage and generally a great organisational wing-man:
Tweets by CraigSimmonds_
ALL of the amazing Brits who sent me in voice clips for my sound-scape – both at the beginning of this video and in this video: https://youtu.be/FDrbAondnEU
You can see them all credit there.
Where did your clips come from, Leena?
DB TV Brexit Announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaigq_p2bt0
BBC News – EU Referendum 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAn9Dw_srPA
ABC News Brexit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8FwRxW5-RU
Russia Today Nigel Farage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J-K0fFyTpE
Margaret Thatcher Takes Questions From Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFaPKCv8ps
All used under the Fair use and Copyright Act of 1988