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University of Southampton Black History Month Lunch
Fri, October 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST
Join Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering and other inspirational speakers as they share their views on academia, intersectionality, history, and personal identity.
The University of Southampton works to champion and celebrate the diversity of its staff and students. We are proud of the diversity that our black and minority ethnic staff (BME) and students bring to the university.
Visible representation and celebration is essential to ensure that these voices are heard both within the university and in the wider community.
This talk will explore race whilst discussing issues relating to academia, intersectionality, history, and personal identity.
The city of Southampton are hosting a series of events throughout October to celebrate Black History Month, which all are invited to get involved in.
For the year ahead, we wish to explore equality issues beyond gender, and this project will play a key part in starting that conversation.
12.00pm – Welcome from Colin Grant, University of Southampton Vice President International
12.10pm – Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Director of UK Black Pride – LGBT equality, race, and the importance of politics being intersectional
12.30pm – Dr Priti Mishra, University of Southampton Lecturer in History, Asian history and the histories of decolonisation
12.50pm – Funmilade Babade, Politics and International Relations student – Colourism and the wider effects on the Black community.
1.10pm – Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering – Keynote: The cultural values that have shaped his working practices within UK Higher Education and the journey towards greater racial diversity within the sector
1.30pm – Q&A
1.55pm – Professor Nyovani Madise, University Equality and Diversity Lead - Final remarks and close
Lunch buffet provided – Please RSVP by Monday 17th October www.southampton.ac.uk/diversity
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