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PURPOSE

THE PURPOSE of King's Race Equality Network (REN) is to promote and advance race equality at King's! It seeks to provide networking opportunities and support both the personal and professional development of all members. As a network we aim to create a space for identifying and tackling cultural & diversity issues around university policies and practices through supporting the implementation of Kings Race Equality Action Plan.

As a network we value the importance of building a community that embraces relational power, transparency, knowledge sharing, respect and equality.

 

 

OBJECTIVES
  • To support with implementing the actions outlined within Kings Race Equality Action Plan

  • To promote and represent the interests of BME staff and students

  • Develop tangible and practical solutions for changing the way in which race is discussed at King's

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders who share our ethos

  • To develop a thriving online space for members to connect and share resources

  • Celebrate the achievements and successes of those internally and externally fighting for race equality

  • Create a cultural shift within the university towards open and honest conversations about race

 

SPONSORS

INFORMATION COMING SOON 

 

THE TEAM

Core Network Team

Alexandria - committee member 

Mariama - committee member 

Michael - committee member 

Rebecca - committee member 

Zahra - committee member 

VJ - commitee member

Whitney - co-chair

Jenny - co-chair 

In total there are 115 people in the wider Race Equality Network family. If you would like to join the network and you are a King's staff/PGR student, join our yammer group.

Contact? Email us at RaceEqualityNetwork@kcl.ac.uk

 

MARCH 2020 

UNPACKING THE NARRATIVE: WOMEN OF COLOUR IN THE WORKPACE

narrativesKing's Race Equality Network are proud to present " Unpacking the Narrative: Women of Colour In the Workplace".

About this Event

"There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others".- Michelle Obama

Regardless of the sector or worker seniority, women are significantly more likely to face workplace discrimination in comparison to men. However, discrimination against women of colour doesn’t always fit neatly into either "racism" or "sexism"-but is rather a combination of both.

In honour of International Women's Day, this event is dedicated to amplifying the authentic voices of women of colour, and unpacking the narratives behind phenomena such as the Imposter Syndrome, "Pet to Threat" and other day to day challenges that arise within the workplace.

This is a brave space to share challenges, understand each other's experiences, forge meaningful relationships and remove feelings of isolation in our struggles as we strive for equity and collective workplace advancement.

Join us on the 19th March for an evening of authentic narratives, networking & inspiration!

Programme

18.15-18.30: Introduction & performances

18:30-19:30: Panel Discussion

19:30-20:00: Audience Questions

20:00-20:45: Networking & Refreshments

 

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COMPETITION
500 words on colourism

(This competition is open to King's College London staff and students only)

To kick off the new year, there is an opportunity to win a copy of Lupita Nyong'o new book on colourism: SULWE

It is such a beautiful, powerful and moving children's book but also one very much for adults.

If you love to write/have something to say on this topic and are interested in taking part in the competition, here's what you have to do:

  1. WRITE 500 WORDS ON A PIECE ENTITLED:                              "TO WHAT EXTENT IS COLOURISM AN ISSUE IN MODERN BRITAIN"
  2. Email a copy (to RaceEqualityNetwork@kcl.ac.uk) of what you have written by the 24th February 2020 (no later than 23:59).

The winner will get a copy of the book and we will also publish their written work on our website.

WATCH LUPITA NYONG'O SPEECH ON COLOURISM


JANUARY 2020 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

As part of the Holocaust Memorial Day events, King's Race Equality Network organised a series of lectures to honour those who survived and those who were killed during the Holocaust.

Lectures/events:

MONDAY 27TH JANUARY 6.30PM

27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day.

We are so honoured that Roxy Baker from the Wiener Holocaust Lirbrary came to King's to give a talk on the important work they are doing as part of The Holocaust Explained.

Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard, genocide and war atrocities expert, also gave a talk at the event.

The event was recorded and is will soon be available. 

 

TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 6.30PM

The daughter of a Holocaust Survivor (Auschwitz and Brahnau concentration camps) as well as a speaker who came to the UK as part the Kindertransport rescue movement, came to King's to give a lecture about the Holocaust.

We were honoured that Dr Anita Peleg and Ruth Barnett MBE came to King's to share their stories. ​

The event was chaired by Professor Evelyn Welch, Provost & Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences)       ​

The event was filmed and we will soon share the footage on here, 

WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 1.30PM

Remembering and Understanding Genocide - speakers, including some survivors, of different genocides came to King's for this important lecture. 

Michael Bankole will chair this event. More information to follow soon. ​​

The event was filmed and soon we will share the footage on here.


OCTOBER 2019
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 

Did you attend our events in October 2019 with Akala and Amma Asante? Did you attend the Harold Moody lecture?

More information about those events, including some pictures, footage and audio coming soon. So watch this space

 


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