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’.
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 plan includes the development of a National Cultural Centre based in Margate. You can support our Crowdfunder for the project here.
We have much work to do, and the work starts now.
Our Collective Journey
Our Identity: "Meet People Dem Collective"-- 'Cene Magazine
Our Presence: 100 'Black Lives Matter' Protest Banners--Hypebeast
Our Solidarity: "From Margate to Minneapolis" -- New York Times!
Our Voices: Discussion with DJ Hannah Holland-- Nightwaves at the Turner Contemporary Live
Discussion with BBC Radio Kent-- Instagram Feature
Our Curation: 2020 Margate NOW Festival-- Margate NOW
Our Continued Activation: The 'Beautiful Youth' Programme featuring artist Kane-- 'Cene Magazine
Our Collective Goal: Establishing Britain's First National Cultural Center Dedicated to Black & Brown History
The Work Continues...