University of Nottingham

Diversity Festival: Acknowledging racism: towards inclusivity and change

Djanogly Theatre - Lakeside Arts, Online
Tuesday 14th June 2022 (14:30-16:00)
Diversity festival team


A panel discussion chaired by Chancellor Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE.

A live in person event at Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, live streamed for virtual attendees to join.

Post pandemic and two years on from Black Lives Matter, how is the university acknowledging racism and working towards inclusivity and change?

Join our Chancellor, Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, and our diverse panel of university staff, students and alumni who will explore the systemic issues around racism and share their lived experiences of moving towards anti-racism. This open and frank discussion will cover the challenges related to racism, as well as contextualising this for the University of Nottingham.  This event will ignite broader conversations about how we can become more inclusive, looking at progress to date and what still needs to be done. 

Panel members:

  • Maria Arruda, Head of Researcher Development, Researcher Academy, and Chair of the University of Nottingham's BAME Staff Network
  • Sultan Chaudhury, UoN Students' Union Liberation Officer 2021/22
  • Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
  • Shomari Lewis-Wilson, Senior Manager, Research Culture and Communities, Wellcome Trust (alumnus)
  • Katherine Linehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People, University of Nottingham
  • Shash Patel, Principal Consultant, Asym IG (alumnus)

Recording available soon


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