Lunch Time Talks with ALES – What’s race got to do with it?

The second remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section of the ARA will take place in January, and is being given by Vini Lander, Professor of Race and Education, leader of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED) at Leeds Beckett University.

The talk, entitled ‘What’s race got to do with it?’, will be held using Microsoft Teams at 1pm on Monday 11th January.

What’s race got to do with it?

Is an introductory presentation to race and racism in organisations such as education. The presentation defines and examines the terminology, delineates different forms of racism, providing definitions and developing audience knowledge and understanding about how to be a good ally.   

The session looks at the representation of people of colour within organisations and explains why representation is only but one step to developing equity.  The presentation broadly covers theory, research and recurring themes related to race and racism within different organisations and actions which can be taken to transform organisational practices to counter racism.  The presentation encourages personal and institutional reflection. “It is about thinking outside the box and not just ticking a box.  Equality is always work in progress” (Vini Lander) 

In preparation for the session please watch this Youtube clip the doll experiment www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkpUyB2xgTM and read the paper entitled ‘The Invisible Knapsack’. 

Speaker Biography 

Vini Lander is Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University.  She is Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality.  This is a research and practice centre.  In collaboration with academic and educational professionals the Centre aims to challenge everyday racism and structural race inequalities in education and beyond through research, evidence-based practice and professional development. 

Professor Lander has been invited to be a keynote and guest speaker for universities in the UK and abroad, the NHS, postgraduate medical trainers, multi-academy trusts and schools.    

The Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED) was established in 2017. Appointed in November 2019, the Centre is led by Vini Lander, Professor of Race and Education.

CRED was established to undertake research related to race and racism in education.  In collaboration with academic and educational professionals the Centre aims to challenge everyday racism and structural race inequalities in education through research, evidence-based practice and the professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers nationally and internationally.

Our academic and professional research enables us to understand the experiences of people of colour, including children, young people, teachers, education leaders and community groups.  Through our research we seek to inform education policy change, to decolonise and transform curricula to reflect the contributions and experiences of people of colour, nationally and internationally – in order to prepare all to live, learn and work in a racially and ethnically diverse world. 

The Centre seeks to work in partnership with education professionals in all sectors from early years through to further education to develop teachers and practitioners to become race equality education activists/advocates – challenging racism in all its forms and developing anti-racist practices, also to decolonise the curriculum and develop colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of race and racism in education. We also work with teachers, children and young people to develop teaching resources to tackle racism in schools and society.

After the talk there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion with the speaker.

The event is free to attend for ARA members, to book a place please email lorraine.logan@archives.org.uk.

Information on how to join will be sent to attendees ahead of the event. For more information, please email ales@archives.org.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for giving me all this information. Many of us are waiting to have chat with Ales at lunchtime talk.

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