Race and Racism in Contemporary Britain: National Issues, Local Solutions

An unmissable opportunity to hear from a panel of experts in race and migration research. Hosted by the Centre for Social Policy within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and part of the Race Equality Charter seminar series at Keele, this event will explore how issues of racism and discrimination can be addressed locally, in education contexts and through engagement with local authorities and charities. The event will feature key note presentations from Dr Omar Khan (Runnymede), Dr Naomi Flynn (University of Reading) and Prof. Farzana Shain (Keele University). There will also be an interactive workshop on the theme of celebrating ‘togetherness’ led by Grantley Haynes (Wheeler Street Young Entertainers and Entrepreneurs in Action) and supported by Keele academics, including Dr Elizabeth Poole, Dr Siobhan Holohan, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Aneta Hayes and Dr John Howlett.

Event Outline

10.00 – Registration

10.15 – Introduction and Welcome (Prof. Shane O’Neill, Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences on behalf of the Race Equality Charter)

10.30 – 11.00 – Keynote – Dr Omar Khan – Runnymede Trust

11.00 – 11.10 – Coffee/ Refreshments

11.10 – 12.30 – Grantley Haynes – “Working Together, Celebrating Race, Equity and Togetherness”, followed by an interactive workshop with colleagues from Keele who will give a short presentation about their work and interact with the audience about supporting minority communities.

12.30 – 13.00 – Lunch and refreshments

13.00 – 13.30 – Keynote – Dr Naomi Flynn – “‘I wish all my pupils were Polish’: Tracking change and persistence of the model minority myth”

13.30 – 14.00 – Keynote – Prof. Farzana Shain – “The changing face of race and racism in Britain: being ‘othered’, fighting back”.

14.00 – 14.15 – Q& A session

The event is free to attend and there will be lunch and refreshments. However, you must register in advance via EventBrite.

Please contact Dr Aneta Hayes (a.m.hayes@keele.ac.uk, 017827 33556) or Dr John Howlett (j.howlett@keele.ac.uk, 017827 34151) if you have any questions. We will also be happy to receive any questions you might have for the panel, who will do their best to answer them during the event.

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