Ideas, insight and dialogue at the Centre
SHARE (Sheffield Anti Racist Education) is a group of Sheffielders working together to advance anti-racist education in our city. SHARE support initiatives to decolonise every sector of education.SHARE is very pleased to offer two workshops to help postgraduate researchers (PGRs) of colour to develop key skills relating to their PhD programmes.
Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o recently participated in a two-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the African Voices Platform and The Racial Justice Network. The event occurred at Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub and the University of Sheffield, honouring his significant contributions.
SHARE is a group of Sheffielders working together to advance anti-racist education in our city. They connect local staff working in education, governors, parents, unions, students, educationalists and anti-racists. In partnership, they share resources and good practice, and support others in areas such as curriculum development, training provision and whole-school development.
In 2022 AVP collaborated with 2 postgraduate researchers, Teté Mausse and Stephen Aderinto, on their Emergent Report in Africa Project. This project sought to produce quality television, radio and articles which centred African narratives in stories that had previously received little coverage.
‘HK Future Diaspora Part 2’ is the second cycle of ‘Performing Identities’, an ambitious project led by artist and filmmaker Eelyn Lee that explores what it means to be East and Southeast Asian [ESEA] in the UK today through collaboration with other ESEA artists and wider communities.
Inspired by the work of Lola Olufemi, we invited researchers, artists, activists and community members to present their own ideas about the ‘Otherwise’ at our first public conference.
In September 2022, The Centre for Equity & Inclusion commissioned artist and legal practitioner Jack Tan to develop an anti-racist partnership agreement.
Note: in the spirit of ‘imagining otherwise’, this blog post will be written in the rambling, unfiltered prose of the writer. It will serve to imagine a world in which academic spaces are filled with people acknowledging their true selves, empowered to no longer conform to a standard that does not reflect who they are.
We are expected to critically analyse our rage, write books on racism and give powerful speeches in overtly white panels where we are invited only to be able to add to the conversation, never direct it. Rather than feeling rage, anger or pain, we are told to make sense of it through the same structures (education/universities) that promise us our freedom(s).
A statement from the Centre for Equity & Inclusion team on the use and challenges of language in this project.
In advance of the Centre for Equity & Inclusion official launch, Dr Alex Rajinder Mason shares his ambitions for the Centre and why he thinks it is important. He also highlights his fears about project managing something that could be exploited and used to reinforce the status quo.
We Want To Hear From You
Anti Racist Blog
We are inviting PGRs of colour to submit proposals for creative pieces that can feature on the anti-racist blog.