Who we are
People Dem Collective is a registered CIC and community organisation based in Margate, Kent.
Founded by members of the Black, Brown and *Diaspora communities.
*People of cultural heritage other than the place they were born.
The collective was born out of a lived experience of lack of space, engagement and inclusion for these communities and a desire to encourage healing and transformation.
People Dem, is a Patois term colloquially meaning ‘them’.
What we do
We facilitate systemic change, promote healing and continue the work of our ancestors by elevating the presence, work and visibility of people from Black, Brown and Diaspora communities. We focus on their inclusion, engagement and raising aspirations.
We are mobilising a shift in the fundamental structures within our community, to ensure our sectors, leaders and decision-makers reflect the communities that live here.
Our areas of focus
Healing & Vitality
Healing. Resting. Recovering from the existing harm caused by systemic racism and tokenistic activism.
Consultancy, training and awareness. Dialogue. Working with our allies and creating a more equitable society.
Supporting schools establish robust anti-racist practices. Training and facilitating for teachers and students.
Starting local. Working with our people. Listening. Connecting and creating and sustaining communal joy.
Art & Culture
Ground-breaking programmes in arts & culture, curation, community events, collaborations and workshops.
Partnerships and programmes, apprenticeships and production.