The Race Equality Charter (REC) network event is an opportunity for REC members to network and explore good practice. There will be a talk on practising Black feminism in equalities work from Dr Kamna Patel, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean (EDI), University College London. This will be followed by a number of speakers sharing good practice from their recent REC applications.
Dr Kamna Patel, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean (EDI), University College London will speak on practising Black feminism in equalities work. In addition to being Vice-Dean (EDI) at UCL, Kamna is responsible for overseeing her Faculty’s Athena SWAN Action Plan and future Athena SWAN application and is an active member of UCL’s Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team. She is an academic in development studies, and increasingly draws upon tenants of Critical Race Theory and Black feminisms to envisage change for equity. Based on drawing these positions together, her talk will attempt to navigate practising equalities work in a university using key principles of Black feminist thought: specifically, as an interpretative framework for understanding the university and the experience it affords women of colour; identifying systems of power and control that maintain our subordination; and subsequently informing action, particularly action led by racialized minority women.
Who should attend?
A member of the REC self-assessment team or the race equality charter project team from member institutions. Spaces are limited to one attendee per member institution.
About the Race Equality Charter:
The Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. REC provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students.