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Equality and Diversity

December 3rd, 2014

The Audacity of Race: Dismantling the norms of the professional landscape at LSE

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Equality and Diversity

December 3rd, 2014

The Audacity of Race: Dismantling the norms of the professional landscape at LSE

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Monday 8 December, 12.30 – 2.00 pm

Race inequality in UK universities has been well-documented in a succession of studies that span two decades. An in-depth report in 2011 by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) on the experience of BME staff in the HE sector acknowledges very little progress has been made despite robust legislation and expressions of commitment to race equality across the sector.

The first of this three part conversation series explores the lived experience of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academic and professional services staff, and how institutional policy and practice may affect BME staff differently. The session will also examine what this means in practical terms for the School community at large.

This session will be introduced by the Provost, Stuart Corbridge, and led by Carolyn Solomon-Pryce, Equality and Diversity Manager and Dr. Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena, Student Counsellor.There will be a panel of speakers with expertise in this field chosen from across the sector.

A sandwich lunch will be provided prior to a prompt start at 12.30 pm.If you’re interested in attending please book a place asap via the training portal: /training-system/userBooking/course/7439020or send an e-mail to Equality.And.Diversity@lse.ac.uk, as spaces are limited. Please note that the invitation to this event is being extended to external audiences as well.

Attendees wishing to ask questions are encouraged to send them to Equality.And.Diversity@lse.ac.uk ahead of the session, if possible, as this may also be helpful for the panel of speakers in facilitating the discussion during the session.

There is a third session from this year’s series of E&D events, following earlier sessions on the age diverse workforce, as well as misogyny and homophobia. We’ll be very pleased to have you or your colleagues join us for this interesting and lively series of lunchtime meetings.

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