We have invited colleagues from Kings College to run a pilot of their facilitated “Conversations about Race”. Kings have been successfully running these sessions for a number of years in partnership with Citizens UK, an organisation that aims to empower communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. At Kings, these sessions aim to create safe spaces for the community – staff and students - to engage in meaningful, honest and at times challenging discussions about their experiences of race, regardless of their background. These conversations support individuals to reflect, understand and create change in their own sphere of influence as participants develop the capacity and skills to build relationships both internally and externally, and in turn develop ways to improve the experience of Black and Global Majority students and staff. Read more.
If you would like to participate in this upcoming pilot conversation on Tuesday 15 June (10am – 12pm), to experience what is involved and to help us to shape a similar programme at Royal Holloway for the next academic year, please email orgdevroyalholloway.ac.uk with your preferred date. Another session is being held on Friday 4 June (2pm – 4pm)
The conversations will involve both staff and students and be open to anyone who wishes to attend, within the limits of the places we have available.