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University of Leeds lecturer Dr Li Sun has introduced her book on rural-urban migration in China to a diverse audience at the University. At a meet-the-author event organised by the Confucius Institute, Dr Sun explained the context and process of the research that culminated in the publication of the book....

This event is part of the Racial Justice Network Collective Conversation series which aims to explore the intersections of issues regarding race and colonial legacies. This event’s theme will be ‘Race and Education’. Speakers: Katucha Bento, Kevin Minors, Remi Joseph-Salisbury. Thursday 16th May, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Room 12.25, Social Sciences...

Join us for an interactive workshop followed by an alcohol free space of food, music and conversation. We will explore was in which students can navigate institutional racism and xenophobia as well as acts of community and self care. Wednesday 15th May, 6 – 8pm, Baines Wing SR 2.37

The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds is excited to present a film screening of the award winning documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, directed by Raoul Peck. Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019 Time: 17.30 – 20.00 Venue: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler...

The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (University of Leeds) presents this panel on the topic of ‘The Trojan Horse Scandal and the Problem of Equalities in Britain Today’. An alleged plot to ‘Islamicise’ schools in Birmingham came to public attention in early 2014. The Clarke Report declared that there...

This second meeting of the Critical Race Theory reading group will explore Gail Lewis’ article ‘Questions of Presence’. Friday 8 March meeting In consonance with the political agenda that addresses ‘International Women’s Day’ in a challenging and decolonial way, discussion will focus on the article Questions of Presence by Gail Lewis. Feel free...

Friday 2 March 2018, 12.30-16.00 University House, University of Leeds Speaker: Dr. Maria Sobolewska, University of Manchester The Commission on Diversity in the North welcomes the participation of Runnymede Trust, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Stop Hate UK, Commissioner for Crime and Police for West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Police, JUST Yorkshire, New Europeans,...

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 15.00-16.30 Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds The Commission on Diversity in the North welcomes the participation of West Yorkshire Police, Stop Hate UK, JUST Yorkshire, New Europeans and representatives of local authorities in Yorkshire. The project is funded by the ESRC IAA fund, Leeds Social...

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 14.00-17.00 Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds The Commission on Diversity in the North welcomes the participation of West Yorkshire Police, Stop Hate UK, JUST Yorkshire, New Europeans and representatives of local authorities in Yorkshire. The project is funded by the ESRC IAA fund,...

Date: Thursday 10th March, 17:00 - 19:00 Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building Professor Paul C Taylor, Penn State University: Facing Ferguson- Reflecting on Racial Innocence On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and Darren Wilson met on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. A short time later one of them was dead, the other was mired in controversy, and this town had become an emblem for the complex tangle of issues that roils the politics of racialized states. How do we position ourselves to face these issues productively and intelligently?