Making History

Since 1942, people have been taking action with Oxfam to tackle the deep-rooted causes of poverty and inequality...

...including fighting for racial justice and challenging racist systems – like with our anti-apartheid stance in the 1980s.

This October is Black History Month in the UK. And – as part of our commitment to anti-racism – we’re taking this moment to reflect on who we’ve celebrated as change-makers over the years.

So, this Black History Month, we’re going to celebrate the Black British activists and humanitarians making history today. For a better tomorrow.

At Oxfam, we’re listening to communities, partners, staff and volunteers. In the UK and around the world. To understand more about what it means for us to be anti-racist.

These conversations will inform our racial justice framework. Which will help us be part of the radical change we want to see in the world.

Among other things, the framework will ensure we learn from and champion the voices of Black communities. Who are – and have always been - fighting inequality. We’ll publish that when it’s ready.

But right now, we’re still listening and reflecting.

We’d like you to join us in celebrating the Black activists and humanitarians who are making history today. For a better tomorrow.

And let’s not stop when October ends.