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£600
raised of £600 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £600 to fund leaflets and boards to challenge the idea that our community accepts the harmful legacies of colonialism implied by our street names

    Florence Park, Oxford
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st September 2021

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    As a group of community-minded neighbours we are committed to critical recognition of those parts of our community inheritance which represent the ideologies of British Imperialism. In this case, the street names of Clive, Lytton, Cornwallis, Outram and Campbell, all names of high ranking employees of the East India Company during the British colonial period. In order to do this, we are compiling information about vital and inclusive local histories past and present that contrast starkly with the histories of these 'men'. We've already used a first donation to produce boards such as the one below. Help us raise more for the next stage of our project!

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    • Joe Jennings2 months ago
      Joe Jennings

      Joe Jennings

      2 months ago

      We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated to this cause. Our next boards are made and will be going up in the next week or two and pamphlets, with a few exciting upcoming events, will be coming through Florence Park doors very soon as well! Couldn't of done it without you!

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    Page last updated on: 8/13/2021 14.51

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    31

    • Rachel Gildea

      Rachel Gildea

      Jul 15, 2021

      £10.00

    • Robert Gildea

      Robert Gildea

      Jul 14, 2021

      Very much in support of the campaign to decolonise Florence Park. Perhaps replace these names by those of Welsh mining villages or pits whose people came to work in Cowley.

      £10.00

    • Supi

      Supi

      Jul 14, 2021

      Thanks for raising our awareness. Despite living in this area for a long time I had no idea until recently what those names represented. However, my Indian housemate knew exactly what they meant!

      £20.00

    • Naomi

      Naomi

      Jul 8, 2021

      Fantastic project.

      £40.00

    • From a Friend who gave me the cash to put in

      From a Friend who gave me the cash to put in

      Jun 29, 2021

      £20.00

    • Mike Rowley

      Mike Rowley

      Jun 21, 2021

      £20.00

    • e.g. Emily Smith

      e.g. Emily Smith

      Jun 20, 2021

      What a great way to start/spread/bring people into conversations about Britain's colonial past and its continuing effects.

      £10.00

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