“I would like to see more diversity in staff at the university. There is currently a barrier there, which more diverse staff would help overcome. it helps to see people you relate to.”
Staff and students from the University of Kent are invited to join this half day workshop on anti-racist practice and pedagogy in Higher Education. The workshop will be facilitated by Building the Anti-Racist Classroom (BARC)Collective, an international collective of women of colour academics, in collaboration with Decolonise UKC.
In this episode we discuss how prevalent white privilege is not only in the education system but in the world (with reference to Peggy McIntosh’s bag analogy and discussing the ‘2019 College admissions bribery scandal),why it’s so important for our white counterparts to be aware of such privilege and what it means to be a white ally.
This episode was based on a presentation by Anamika on the Keynes building at the University of Kent Canterbury campus, at the ‘Decolonise UKC’ conference (which might we just say was incredibly enlightening!!).
We decided to have an interview/discussion on what led her to embark on this among other things surrounding decolonising the curriculum.
The episode was a joint one between ‘Fool’s Utopia’, the official podcast of Center for Critical International Law and Stripping the White Walls. We talk about what decolonising means to us personally, what it meant historically within the subject of international law and its history and the possible connection between ‘White guilt’ and ‘White saviour’ complex seen in these conversations about imperialism , colonialism and post colonialism which may end up repeating themselves time and again.
Students from the Decolonise the Curriculum project at the University of Kent conducted research (with the help of staff members Dr. Suhraiya Jivraj, Sheree Palmer and Dave Thomas) through engagement with the students from various schools around the campus to draft this manifesto. This manifesto voices the concerns of the students of colour / Black […]
Listen, learn and engage with Ufnaan and Beatrice. Today’s discussion surrounded a picture of a black man chained. Different perspectives were given by the two hosts as well as viewers via Instagram live. Topics covered were ‘black is beautiful’, modern day slavery and why solidarity is needed at this university to break our own institutional chains.
#DecoloniseUKC will be holding a conference to launch our manifesto. Key speakers in this area will be in attendance! Click to find out more and get tickets !!!!
Decolonising the Curriculum UKC Discussion Group In this session we will be discussing the work of Gurminder Bhambra on Decolonizing the University with her in preparation for launching the #DecoloniseUKC manifesto at the conference on 20th March 2019. See: http://www.decoloniseUKC.org. Readings are available for UKC students at:https://moodle.kent.ac.uk/2018/course/view.php?id=3626#section-6
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