I was honoured to be invited back to the New York this month to take part in my second National Action Network (NAN) Convention. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works in the spirit and tradition of Dr Martin Luther King Junior to promote a modern civil rights agenda. Their aim is to create one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for everyone regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality. It was great to learn from activists from across US civil society about the campaigns they are running to this effect. I also had the chance to speak with the audience, sharing my take on the worsening situation facing minoritised communities in the UK and the importance of international solidarity in the fight for racial justice.