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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Race in the Americas (RITA) group, in partnership with the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), seeks abstract submissions on the theme of skin tone, ‘colourism’ and ‘passing’.
This symposium was the first of its kind in the UK and enabled national, international and Leeds based postgraduate students to present their research in Critical Mixed Race Studies.
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.
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.
11 February 2010, 8:00am The White Spaces Research Network will be holding the second of its international master classes on the morning of Friday 11th February. We are looking for expressions of interest from PGR students who would like to attend.