“Allyship” for Race Equality in UK Universities

Thu, 30 July 2020 17:00 – 18:30

“Ally-ship” is a term and label that has often been used with equality and diversity movements (e.g. LGBTQI+ networks and events). However, when it comes to the conversation of Black lives and transforming race equality in institutions, like higher education, this is a novel concept.

This event is an open space to discuss the “allyship” label and consider the following questions:

1) What does “allyship” mean to Black and ethnic minority staff and students in higher education?

2) Is “allyship” the right term?

3) What characteristics and behaviours does a good race equality “ally” practise?

I encourage all staff and students to engage in this conversation and to start a meaningful dialogue with the group. The aim of the event is to create a space outside of oppressive university structures, and nurture innovation and systems thinking.

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