ConveRACEions with Aisha Janki Akinola

Thursday 28 October 2021

We are delighted to invite you to our second virtual ConveRACEions event in this semester, discussing yet another critical issue regarding racial (in)equality in academia and beyond on the 28th of October, from 4pm-5:30pm (GMT- UK Timezone).


Our guest speaker for Black History Month and ConveRACEions’ first anniversary will be Aisha Janki Akinola who will talk to us about her engagement for Black rights and the representation of ethnic minorities along with BlackED’s journey in getting the 40 George Square renamed.

A few words about the event:

Our event will start by introducing our initiative and our guest speaker. This event will then include a live interview with Aisha Janki Akinola which will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion. Please feel free to prepare some questions for Aisha beforehand and send them to our email address: or feel free to ask questions as they arise during the event. Our event will be held in Zoom and the link to join our virtual event will be shared in a separate email closer to the event.

A few words about the speaker:

Aisha Janki Akinola:

Aisha is the current Vice President Welfare of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. She studied her A levels at an all girls school in Ghana which seeks to empower more young girls from across Africa to enter into STEM fields. Having graduated from the school with a fully funded scholarship to study her dream course; Architecture at Edinburgh University, she continues to engage in conversations around equality, diversity and inclusion. She recently co founded the BlackED movement; an organisation pushing for a truly anti-racist culture at Edinburgh university alongside 6 other ambitious black women.

More Online Events Listings MORE