Black History Month at City and the ground reality

By Sabah Holmes, Race Equality Manager (Maternity Cover till 03rd January 2022)   We started Black History Month (BHM) with a Diversify Your Mind (DYM) club event at City on Radical Self-Care, learning more about it, its value and its roots in Black Feminism. We learnt about all the ways in which this is still […]

Poem: Reflections from a student and woman of colour who chose to challenge.

By Shaima Dallali, City, University of London Students Union Vice President (Community Wellbeing)   I sat and asked myself what ‘choosing to challenge’ means to me. Upon reflection, I came to the conclusion that the mere fact that I am a woman, is a choice to challenge. My existence in and of itself, is a […]

Re-imagining Higher Education: What of Joy?

By Natasha Mutch-Vidal, Senior EDI Officer (Race Equality)   For black people and people of colour, teaching and education is a political act rooted in antiracist struggle[1]. Our ancestors risked death finding ways to communicate while our knowledge and history was strategically erased. Our survival has been dependant on our ability to pass down knowledge. […]