Race Equality is everyone's responsibility: get involved

Come along to various events aimed at tacking race inequality across our University.

Race Equality Strategy Launch event (fully booked)

Monday 18 March 2019, 11.30am to 2pm, Octagon Centre

A panel discussion on race equality, introduced by the President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts and the Students' Union President and Women's Officer.

The panellists are:

  • Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice, University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Harvard University in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Visiting Professor at King's College London (Department of Education and Professional Studies).
  • Dr Deborah Gabriel, Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications, University of Bournemouth, and Founder and Director of Black British Academics (2013 - present), an independent network established to tackle racial inequality across the higher education sector.
  • Amatey Doku, NUS Vice President for Higher Education (2017 - present) and Former President of University of Cambridge Students' Union. Amatey focusses on placing the student voice at the heart of the national higher education conversation, and tackling the black attainment gap.
  • Professor David Gillborn, Professor of Critical Race Studies, School of Education University of Birmingham, editor-in-chief of the journal Race Ethnicity and Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE).

Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Emma Bolland with guest collaborator Ashley Holmes

Monday 18 March, all day, Jessop West foyer

Ashley Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Sheffield. Ashley will lead open ‘deck’ sessions: music and discussions that explore the context of the term ‘raciology’ – a discourse that assumes certain stereotypes, prejudices, images and identities.

He completed his BA (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2013. Recent exhibitions and projects include ...and their tooth, finest gold, Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland; Infinite Zest, As of Now Gallery, New York; Cry, Then Win, Then Lose Reaction (solo), Two Queens, Leicester; Construction House, S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Collective Failure, J Hammond Projects, London; Cactus at Copperfield Gallery, London. Image: Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash, Ashley Holmes, Site Gallery 2017, Image by Will Anderson.

Please join us / interrupt us at any point on the day

"Is my curriculum too white?" workshop

Tuesday 19 March, 5.00pm - 6.30pm, Bartolome House, Seminar Room ELG08

In recent years Universities have come under increasing pressure as students continue to call for more inclusive, diverse and accessible courses, with campaigns like ‘Why is my Curriculum So White?’ In this workshop we will be exploring the topics of inclusion and liberation, with a focus on what you can do to help create a more diverse University.

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"Decolonising My University" debate

Wednesday 20 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Hicks Building, Lecture Theatre 6

Decolonising University: Is my curriculum too white? Does my University Represent Me?

Join the BME Committee for a conversation on decolonisation, divestment and representation. Uncover what it means for the university to truly be decolonised and how Eurocentric curriculums, lack of BAME representation and complicity in global social and environmental injustice holds the University back from truly decolonising. In collaboration with the BAME Strategy Launch.

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Cafe Spice Lunch

Thursday 21 March, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, Inox Dine, Level 5 Students' Union

Join us for an Indian Family Style Lunch hosted by Cyrus Todiwala OBE and Pervin Todiwala, named in the "Asian Power Couples Top 100" list. The lunch will be served with Mr Todiwala Pickles and Chutneys. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available.

Pervin is co-patron and Operations Director of Cafe Spice Namaste, the longest running BIB Gourmand restaurant in Michelin Guide. She was instrumental in the expansion of a family business that today includes Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Lincoln Plaza London, due to open in January 2019.

Cyrus Todiwala’s is a chef, author, educationist and entrepreneur. He is Co-Patron of Café Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen in Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Hilton Curio Collection and Mr. Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill.

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