In such times of socio-political unrest across much of western Europe, and not only, I hope that academia can offer some light out of the current turmoil. This event is a hopeful one in this respect. If you are around the UK it is worth attending. Register by Friday 15th March 2019.
“Anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ activism in the academy and beyond
– How is anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ work in universities located in and contributing to movements in wider society?
– How is the relationship between race and migration understood and engaged with in activism?
– How can recent UK campaigns be understood through a historical/transnational lens?
– What are the legacies of such campaigns and how is this work maintained, particularly in the context of changing student cohorts?
– How can we address institutional appropriation of anti-racist and decolonial campaigns?
Through some of these questions we will examine successes, challenges and legacies of recent ‘decolonial’ and anti-racist activism in the academy. This event will be in an interactive, conversational style in which we will highlight perspectives from activists, students and academics, and encourage interaction and new connections to develop both new knowledge and practice. We encourage researchers, teachers, students and activists to attend. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please register by Friday 15th March 2019.”