Atlas Anti-racism events


a unique place to exchange ideas and share experience with other scholars...this forum fills that gap by allowing for open, sincere discussions about our teaching and how to make it better

  

Anti-racism and education

Much of the focus of equality and diversity within higher education has been on increasing representation, rather than addressing the racial barriers that exist in higher education. This session will explore what anti-racism and anti-racist action looks like within UK higher education and discuss ways in which we can build the anti-racist classroom.

Wednesday 13 October, 1.30-2.30pm, please sign up here.

Whiteness in the Academy


This session will explore different definitions of “whiteness” and examine how its multidimensional, complex and systemic nature manifests within different parts of HE. Through a critical analysis of academic spaces and the production of knowledge, the session will discuss what it means to decentre and challenge whiteness within a HE context and consider how, as teachers, we can implement this in our practice.

Thursday 11 November, 12-2pm, please sign up here.

Diversity and Higher Education

In order for universities to move beyond hollow and sanitised diversity, they must centre the voices of black and minority ethnic scholars and students. In this session I build upon the work of Sara Ahmed and Angela Davis who have both argued that diversity is not a synonym for justice

 

Wednesday 26 January, 11-12.30pm, please sign up here.

 

 

Inclusive curriculum

In recent years, with the expansion of the HE sector and greater student diversity, universities have attempted to adopt more inclusive learning and teaching practices. This session will explore what it means to create an inclusive curriculum which not only acknowledges and respects the diversity of the student body, but also enables all students to take part and engage fully with their learning experience. 

Monday 7 March, 11am-1pm, please sign up here

 

For the full Atlas programme, please click here.