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Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Process Conference Programme

The conference will be a platform for educators, researchers, and activists to come together and share their knowledge, experiences, and strategies to address racism in educational settings. It will provide a forum for critical discussions, workshops, and presentations that will challenge and inspire us to advance anti-racist processes in our communities.

Event Details

Scarman Conference Centre

9:30am - 4.30pm

09.30 - 10:00 - Registration

Tea and coffee is available upon arrival.

10:00 - 10:15 - Introductions

Introductions from Professor. Olanrewaju Sorinola & Poonam Pedley

Prof. Kalwant Bhopal

10:15 - 11:15 - Prof. Kalwant Bhopal with Q&A

Professor of Education and Social Justice and Director of Research on Race and Education at the University of Birmingham

"Exploring black and minority ethnic experiences in higher education: social justice, inclusion, and white privilege."

11:15 - 12:00 - Panel Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch and Networking

Lunch will be provided by Warwick Conferences

13:00 - 13:45 - Dr Gurnam Singh with Q&A

Hon Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick.

"A deep dive into diversity, complexity and (de)coloniality’ – towards a wisdom-based pedagogy"

Dr Gurnam Singh

13:55 - 14:40 - Breakout Session 1

Title: Approaches to Challenging Racism

Presenters: Prof Olanrewaju Sorinola and Dr Imogen Davies

In this workshop we will set the context of racism and the contemporary effects of race in our current teaching practices. We will discuss our experiences and the impact of racism on students.

We will engage participants to discuss strategies and skills to intervene in situations and support people affected by racism including having difficult conversations about racism in your workplace.

14:40 - 14:55 - Coffee

Coffee provided by Warwick Conferences

14:55 - 15:25 - Breakout Session 2

Decolonising the wider university, not just the curriculum.

15:35 - 15:55 - Group Feedback and Discussion

16:00 - 16:30 - Wrap up