Examine the mindset that lead to the colonisation by Britain of other independent nations.
Broaden public understanding of how immigration into the UK is linked to the reaches and actions of British imperialism. To rethink the origins of migrants and dismantle inferiority complexes.
Re-school people in our collective understanding of the 'British Empire', its history and how it has contributed to the make up of the country and world today; connecting the dots across the global system.
Acknowledge the trauma the British Empire has caused across the globe; challenging the mainstream narrative in the UK that the British Empire was necessary, civilising and altruistic and that any atrocities or harms committed were regretful collateral damage; that 'development' wouldn't have been possible without it.
Reframe the narratives around current British foreign policy that it's Britain's role to 'export democracy' and British values to other sovereign nations.
Encourage people to question British international development policy today and the mainstream narrative that British aid to 'developing' countries is given altruistically. This ignores the fact that it’s often given in the national interest of the UK and that much more is taken back from those countries in resources, profit repatriation, debt repayments etc. than is given. To hold the government to account for the poverty and inequality it perpetuates for the benefit of Britain.
Decolonise the mainstream narrative in former colonies that British culture is superior to their own and that the Empire was necessary for their development.
Offer a platform for people from former colonies and the diaspora community whose lives and heritage have been affected by the Empire to share their experiences with the British public.
Provide opportunity for people from the diaspora community to explore and understand how the empire has shaped their identity
Facilitate understanding and empathy in (primarily white) British public for the experiences of those living in and from former colonies and the impact that this has had and continues to have on migrants and people of colour in the UK.
And ultimately, to foster an understanding that we're all connected humans, with shared hopes and dreams and desires and that we can all work together to create a more beautiful world that works for all.