We think this course will be of interest to students who want to learn more about whiteness as a system how it is alive and well in of academia. We also know that it is present inside individuals and patterns of behaviour, attitudes and beliefs. Many across the world have been motivated to deepen their understanding of ‘race’, whiteness and inequality because they know that something is wrong, change is necessary and we can make a difference. This course will walk towards difficult conversations that we usually avoid. Knowing how to have these discussions is important if we really want change.
Group A: 1st – 3rd June 2021
Group B: 8th – 10th June 2021
The course will be delivered in partnership with brap; an equalities and human rights charity whose mission is to ‘make people’s lives fairer and more equal’, they have been active in the equalities sector for over 21 years. They have a track record of work with a number of universities and student unions focusing on equality issues. brap bring this expertise as well as that gained from other sectors to the course. This is an opportunity for M4C students to work interactively, network at a time when this is difficult, and also forge new links with an internationally recognised Birmingham based organisation. By the end of the 3-part course students will have a deeper understanding of the concepts of ‘race’, whiteness, white privilege and structural discrimination.
Due to the nature of participation in Part 3 not everyone may be interested or suited to continue to this phase. Part 3 has been especially developed to offer 50% of each cohort a chance to explore the issues beyond cognitive analysis, focussing on emotional and physiological activation in participants work on race. You will be able to express your interest in Part 3 during the course registration, if the level of interest is high the facilitators will look at how to accommodate this.
This course is a 3-part programme:
Part 1: The Power of Whiteness
The sessions are scheduled as follows:
*The link to the zoom session will be sent out via email
If you would like to attend please Register above.
The deadline for registration is the: 27 May 2021
1st-3rd June and 8th-10th June 2021