One year on from the death of George Floyd, and the eruption of the Black Lives Matter movement into a global call for meaningful change on race equity, and it’s time to take stock. UK universities have made significant commitments to race equity in the past year, but black students and staff rightly expect sustained progress and momentum to achieve real change for the long term.
At this Wonkhe @ Home event, hosted by Amatey Doku, we explored the critical path for making progress happen on the ground, with case studies of two universities who are working to drive change forward on race equity.
You can find a recording and chat box of the event here.
Amatey’s slides from the opening session (to follow)
London Met’s race equity strategic plan
Sofia Akel’s article on decolonising the curriculum
Homepage for Decolonising DMU
Our event (and its accompanying resources) from last year is still available online.
The Agenda ran as follows:
09.30 Moving from strategy to action: addressing all aspects of racial inequality
10.00 Creating a comprehensive race equity strategy, with London Metropolitan University
10.45 Decolonising the curriculum, with De Montfort University
11.15 Panel: what is needed to drive meaningful change on race equity?
12.00 Close of event