‘Transforming the Black Experience: Addressing Anti Blackness in Higher Education’

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 65.30 PM – 9:00 PM @ Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

The SOAS Black Staff and Students’ Forum will be holding a forum on the Black experience in Higher Education. The aims of this are to address the issues of anti-blackness in Higher Education, create a strong network and to share best practice.
In the forum we shall be exploring the various levels of anti-blackness in Higher Education from decolonising the curriculum to extra-curriculars, racist attacks to the attainment gap. 
What are the issues that Black students have to deal with; issues that began within an education system imbued with inequalities from Nursery through to Secondary school and then onto Tertiary education.
The event begins with Professor Gus John giving a keynote address exploring the challenges for Afro-Caribbean students in HE especially in the societal context of the Windrush scandal (read my article here: https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/2018/04/18/children-of-the-windrush-generation-rushed-out-of-the-uk/) gang matrix and other institutionalised anti-blackness. 
This will be followed by a panel discussion and open forum led by a fascinating set of speakers.