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Lunchtime webinar: learning and unlearning whiteness

Friday 3 March 12:00 – 13:00

Research in higher education continues to demonstrate that ethnic minority students disproportionately experience adverse outcomes in higher education.

Recent research has confirmed that the academy normalises the white experience and unconsciously disadvantages black and minority ethnic (BME) students.

This webinar will introduce strategies that can be incorporated into contemporary curriculum and teaching practices including:

  • identifying the everyday privileges of whiteness
  • historicising the formation of whiteness
  • including white staff and students in the dynamics of race
  • challenging whiteness through non-white knowledge
  • unlearning whiteness through exposure of the effects of whiteness
  • making white detachment uncomfortable
  • developing a critical vocabulary of race

This webinar will be delivered by Danielle Chavrimootoo and Ross Dawson from Liverpool John Moores University and the Race Equality Charter team.

Register your place

This webinar is open to staff and students in:

  • subscribing higher education institutions (HEIs) in England and Northern Ireland
  • HEIs in Scotland and Wales
  • colleges in Scotland

You will need to register to take part in the webinar. Please fill out the form below.

Lunchtime webinar: learning and unlearning whiteness