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It’s time for Black Schools: Lessons from the Black supplementary school movement

CERS lunchtime seminar

Date: 4th February 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

Kehinde Andrews, Birmingham City University Read more »

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The White Curricula: Experiences of Black Students and Academics in Higher Education

Date: Wednesday 15th October, 12.00-2.30pm

To mark Black History Month 2014, the University of Liverpool Black Asian and minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network is hosting a free public event that will explore some of the issues affecting BAME students and academics. Read more »

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Do Post-Racials Dream of White Sheep? Redux

Date: 8th October 2014, 12:30 – 1:30
Location: Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building

Bobby Sayyid

This talk is based on a provocation which begins with the claim that “racism is more objected to than understood in sociology” (Hesse, 2016).  The talk goes on to question what is the object that is being objected to within the sociology of racism and what does it tell us about the nature of sociological enterprise and its relationship to the post-racial. Read more »

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‘I can’t quite put my finger on it’: Racism’s touch

Date: 15th October 2014

Shirley Anne Tate

Black liberation thought is foundational for Black Critical Race Theory (BCRT) which in turn is crucial for unpicking the operation of white power in organizations. ‘I just can’t quite put my finger on it’ engages with the struggle to identify racism’s invisible touch. Read more »

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Growing up Brumajum: Relationally Choreographing Whiteness

Date: 22nd October 2014, 12.30 – 1.30

Shona Hunter

In this talk I do some self positioning work in relation to my own relationship to my work on whiteness as a positioning of relationally enacted power/agency which entails responsibility for and vulnerability in the face of racialising practices. Read more »

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The psychological toll of integrating all the parts of who I am: the aporia of intersectionality

Date: 22nd October 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Suriya Nayal – University of Salford

In this paper I seek to understand something of the personal, political task of doing intersectionality for myself and within myself – on the embodied emotional experience of the aporia of intersectionality. Read more »

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Reitz, Race, Rights and Reconciliation

Date: 29th October

Dionne van Reenen – Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa

This study makes use of stakeholder interviews, media reports and papers on the subject of ‘Reitz’ in order to make some sense of the content and context of a protest video concerning racial segregfation in  the student residences at the University of the Free State made in 2007 (and made public in 2008), and why its impact on higher education transformation in South Africa was so significant. Read more »

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Transformation of white spaces: Critical whiteness studies in policy and popular culture; international connections, prospects and possibilities

21 January 2010 Read more »

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New Territories in Critical Whiteness Studies Postgraduate Conference

18 – 20 August 2010

The research postgraduate arm of the White Spaces Research Network, supervised by Dr Shona Hunter, will hold its inaugural conference over 18th-20th August 2010 in Beech Grove House. Read more »

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Black Families in Britain as the site of struggle

28 October 2010, 5.00pm – 8.00pm

This seminar will provide a unique opportunity for the exploration of Black families in Britain and should appeal to academics, students, activists and individuals engaged in the public and voluntary sectors to explore the diversity and experiences of Black families through debate, discussion and drama. Read more »

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