We believe that the UK at its best is strong enough, good enough, decent enough to have that conversation. We believe that to acknowledge the complexity and sometimes challenging nature of our history is necessary. Revisiting the past is an essential reframing for our future. It doesn’t diminish who we are we, but in its courage enhances our collective identity.
If we’re going to make racial justice a reality for all, it calls on people of every colour, creed and culture, to courageously face our history with honesty, empathy and grace.
Together, we’re building The World Reimagined as a vibrant project that will help us better understand – and build a deeper sense of pride in – what it means to be British.
It begins with facing, considering and processing our shared history together. If we do that, we have the opportunity to truly see each other and to acknowledge the pain; to honour those who lived; to celebrate those that inspire; to become comfortable with the complexity of our history; and to act from love, compassion and respect for one another.
Because our future is what we choose to make it. So let us reimagine what is possible and make it a future worthy of the best in us, where every person can say: I am seen.