EmbRace is LSE's BME staff network

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LSE EmbRace exists to raise awareness of and influence change around culture and diversity issues which affect LSE staff. It seeks to promote mutual understanding through equality, transparency, respect and recognition.

The aim of the network is to provide support as well as development and networking opportunities for all members.

EmbRace is open to all members of LSE staff.

If you would like to join our network and be added to our mailing list, please subscribe below. 


If you're interested in joining our committee or have any other suggestions or feedback, please email us.

Upcoming events: Black History Month

Black Pedagogy: Teaching Race in Higher Education

Tuesday 1st October 2019 6:30-8pm

LSE EmbRace & Department of Sociology presents "Black Pedagogy: Teaching Race in Higher Education" for Black History Month 2019

To mark the beginning of Black History Month 2019, academics will consider the increasing relevance and need for black and racial studies in Higher Education from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

For more information and to book yourself a place, please request a ticket here.

If you have any queries or accessibility requirements, please email us.

UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Tour

Friday 4th October 2019 2-3pm (Meeting Point: Library Plaza at 1.40pm)

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums and Collections. The museum contains over 80,000 objects and ranks among some of the world's leading collections of Egyptian and Sudanese materials.

To sign up for this event, please email us.

Ongoing events

Lunchtime Socials - These take place once a month. Our last one for this academic year is Wednesday 31 July in 32L.1.05

We plan to continue these sessions from September 2019. 

EmbRace Bookclub - Currently reading...

'The Good Immigrant ed.' by Nish Kumar

The next book club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 29 October, 1.30-2.30pm.

For more information and to join our book club, please email embrace@lse.ac.uk.

Our Committee:

Chair - Marlene Worrell

Co-chair - Maryane Mwaniki

Events Team - Sonia Gomes, Yvonee Olusoga, Nadia Abukar & Nikita Gibbs

Finance/Fundraiser - Vacant

Marketing/Comms - Laura-Ann Royal & Yoshi Shungu

Partnership - Maryane Mwaniki & Ade Akande

Policy - Sam Mejias & Anouska Nithyanandan

Secretary - Fatima Jeetoo

The committee is also supported by the following members of LSE staff:

Daniel Beckley

The History of EmbRace

On Thursday 31st March, 2011 EMBRACE held its official launch. The Chair of EMBRACE, Daniel Beckley, opened with a heartfelt speech, outlining how the group was formed and arrived at this point, the dedication and commitment of members and its hopes for the future.

Professor George Gaskell, Pro-Director (Research and Planning) welcomed everyone to the event.  He spoke about diversity initiatives at the LSE and the School's stance on equality and diversity issues. He also spoke about the new Equality and Diversity Ad-Hoc Committee, how and why it was formed and its membership. It was encouraging to hear that the School looks on equality and diversity with such positivity and importance, and the progress being made in these areas at LSE.

The evening's keynote speaker was the Honourable Mrs Justice Dobbs. Justice Dobbs is an LSE alumnus and member of the LSE Court of Governors.  She holds a number of honours which include being the first black person to be appointed a high court judge in the UK.  Her speech focused on the Equality Act 2010; its background, importance and place at LSE. She spoke of how encouraging it is to have a network of this nature at LSE, and the importance of networking and mentoring amongst peers, which is very much at the heart of EMBRACE's ethos.



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