These workshops will offer practical advice, guidance, policy information, frameworks and toolkits to support positive change within departments, schools, faculties and institutions in areas such as race equality, challenging privilege, and dignity and respect.
Challenging privilege and the 'danger of the single story'
This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion that exist in higher education through an examination of how majority group privilege reinforces structural and cultural inequalities. We will critically reflect on a range of scholarship (including but not limited to Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Privilege’, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘single story’; Patricia Hill Collins discussion of ‘standpoint’; and Kimberlé Crenshaw on intersectionality’) as a means of exploring the limitations on our understanding of difference and commonality. Participants will explore how privilege operates, the impact on different protected groups, and unpick common ‘stories’ about equality in Higher Education. Importantly, participants will leave having had the space to reflect on their own privilege and with practical steps to tackle inequality..
Leading Race Equality in HE
This course has been designed to support individuals who are leading race equality work in their institutions to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the skills for effective culture change. It introduces participants to key concepts within the field of race equality with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding about race and racism within a safe and reflective space.