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The RaCE Research Network presents a panel discussion on ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’

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Join the RaCE network for a roundtable discussion with an esteemed panel.

The issue of the decolonisation of the curriculum has stimulated a great deal of critical debate over the past few years. However, many of these discussions are, arguably, theoretical and it is still unclear how this decolonisation might practically be achieved.

What does decolonisation mean from different perspectives and subjectivities?

What are universities actually doing to decolonise the curriculum and are there still dissenting voices?

What are the implications of a lack of action?

Join the RaCE network for a roundtable discussion with an esteemed panel who each have different perspectives on this issue. Panellists are:

- Dr Wanda Wyporska - Executive Director of The Equality Trust which is the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality.

- Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman -Schooled in Oxford (Double First in Greats), Paris (Entente Cordial Scholar), and Michigan (MA and PhD in philosophy), Dr Coleman taught social philosophy at University College London and Wadham College, Oxford, where he participated in the decolonial social movements. Returning from South Africa after a month of listening and learning, in order to equip them to tell a new narrative about what Rhodes Must Fall means—they will draw on their perspectives including as a Black Queer-Trans Disabled Fallist who co-founded Rhodes Must Fall at the University of Oxford.

- Dr Meera Sabaratnam - Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS. Meera's research interests are in the colonial and postcolonial dimensions of international relations, in both theory and practice. She has worked on questions of decolonisation, Eurocentrism, race and methodology.

- Dr Veena Meetoo - Researcher, UCL Institute of Education. Veena is a sociologist, interested in the reproduction of inequalities through the intersections of 'race', gender, age and migration.

- Miss Fope Olaleye - NUS Black Students Officer and anti-oppression workshop facilitator.