University of Kent, Liverpool John Moores University and City, University of London are collaborating in order to launch a series of cross-sector live webinars on race, racism and the importance of inclusive allyships to continue having the conversation around race, racism and raise awareness.
This is a development and learning opportunity to support our staff in their inclusion and anti-racism journey.
Working in partnership with Inclusive Employers, the programme aims to open-up channels of discussion and reflection around racism as well as raise awareness and understanding of challenges associated with ethnicity/race.
You can visit https://www.challengingracismtogether.com/ for more resources after each webinar.
This opportunity is FREE and open to all staff from each institution – Places can be booked via Eventbrite.
You can register for these free webinars by clicking this eventbrite link:
Join the conversation by attending our 3 Live Webinars across February, March and April 2020. Details are below:
2nd February 2021 | 10am – 11.30am
Webinar 1: The History of Race in the UK
This webinar looks at the history of race in the UK, including the UKs role in enslavement, the British Empire and the impact this legacy has had on the present day. We consider:
• A brief history of how and when Black people came to the UK; their experiences and rights
• The effect of Britain’s history on today’s inequality
• Why it’s important to understand Black British history
18th March 2021 | 12.30pm – 2pm
Webinar 2: White Privilege – What is it and how does it affect society?
This webinar will discuss white privilege and privilege more broadly, incorporating how it affects our perspectives and behaviours. We consider:
• How does white privilege affect white and non-white people?
• What can we do to change the privilege and power structures?
• Inclusive actions we can all take in knowledge of the privileges we may hold
19th April 2021 | 1pm – 2.30pm
Webinar 3: Let’s Talk About Race
In this webinar we look at why talking about race is difficult and why silence is so damaging to all of us. We consider:
• Why we need to talk about race and the impact of silence on Black, Asian and ethnic minority people
• Discuss what we can all do to encourage and improve conversations around race
• Language and saying the ‘wrong’ thing
• Top tips for starting conversations about race
Audiences will have an opportunity to hear a guest speaker in each session and engage with a host of guest panellists along with learning from exclusive industry leading content prepared by Inclusive Employers who have developed this programme.