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News

Transracial Adoption in the UK: Education, Voice, and Racial Justice

There is a pressing need for resources that support adoptees of colour. Current adoption narratives often centre on adoptive parents, promoting white saviourism and neoliberal agendas. This focus undermines the needs and identities of adoptees and often ignores the trauma associated with adoption which is particularly significant for transracial adoptees, who frequently experience cultural dissonance and a lack of identity. 

News

FRINGE COP28 Project: Bridging Art, Science, and Climate Justice

The FRINGE COP28 project, a collaborative effort led by Rosa Cisneros, and PhD students Yousef Saddat and Yang-Sarah B Mohama, was a unique endeavor that addressed the elitist and oppressive structures of COP28. It posed the question, ‘What Can We Do In Sheffield?’ and invited responses through a series of public events, including workshops, panel discussions, and art exhibitions. Artists, researchers, schools, and community members all contributed their unique perspectives on local climate justice efforts. The project also saw the production of a short film and a children’s book, showcasing the diverse talents and interests of the team.

Past Projects

Anti-Racist Partnership Agreement

University processes play a significant role in reinforcing hierarchical power dynamics in partnership work. Creating more equitable processes is therefore a key priority for the

Events

Sheffield Anti-Racist Education (SHARE) PGR Workshops: Invitation to participate

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.

Events

Kenyan author Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o visits Sheffield

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.

Past Projects

Decolonising Education

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.

Past Projects

Emergent Reporting in Africa

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.

Past Projects

Hong Kong Future Diaspora Part II

‘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.

Events

Imagining Otherwise

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.

Past Projects

Anti-Racist Partnership Agreement

In September 2022, The Centre for Equity & Inclusion commissioned artist and legal practitioner Jack Tan to develop an anti-racist partnership agreement.

Anti Racist Blog

Positionality killed the PhD

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.

Anti Racist Blog

Why Have Another Anti-Racist Blog

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).

Archived

A Note on Language

A statement from the Centre for Equity & Inclusion team on the use and challenges of language in this project.

Archived

Hopes and Fears for the Centre for Equity & Inclusion

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.

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