Chloe is Education Officer and Deputy President at the University of Warwick Students' Union. Decolonial and anti-racist organising has been a key priority for her at the University of Warwick. Part of Chloe’s election manifesto included “more investment into decolonization and liberation projects such as The Decolonize Project and Hidden Histories, to centre historically marginalized communities”. Chloe has also been working alongside academics to link this work to other connected areas in education such as anti-racist pedagogical practise and closing the Black attainment gap.
Adnan Rahman is Education Officer at the University of Leicester Students' Union (‘ULSU’) and NUS Black Students Campaign NEC 2nd Place. Decolonising the curriculum was one of the campaigns that inspired Adnan to become an Executive Officer and ‘Decolonisation of the Curriculum’ is a team priority as part of ULSU’s 2019/20 Collaborative Executive Officer Manifesto.”
Chloe and Adnan will share the decolonial work they have been undertaking, including how the campaign began on their campuses, as well as the aims, demands, progress and learnings since.
Fope will be facilitating the webinar, with support from Claire Sosienski Smith - Vice-President (Higher Education).
‘Decolonising the University’ is taking place as part of People & Planet’s Go Green Week, which is focused on ending CO2lonialism and exposing the colonial legacies UK universities have with an intention to start undoing them.
The webinar has been set up to platform the decolonial work and campaigns currently taking place across UK campuses and to support folk at other campuses to start exploring how they might start decolonising/work with other campuses if this work is already being undertaken!
You might want to host a screening of the webinar as part of your plans for #GoGreenWeek - invite others along & use it as a way to discuss decolonising your campus afterwards!
Details for joining the webinar and the proposed structure can be found below.
Keep alert for a post-webinar write up too!
To a decolonised university sector!
All you need to know
What: ‘Decolonising the University’ webinar
Who: NUS and Students Organising for Sustainability, UK
Who for: students, student officers & SU staff supporting student campaigners
When: 2-3.15pm, Thursday 13th February in Go Green Week
Where: On Skype - Join Skype Meeting
Extra info for joining the webinar
Please check the webinar link (under 'All you need to know’) before the webinar to ensure you have the necessary plug-ins etc installed:
a). Install and join with Skype Meetings App (web)
b). Join with Skype for Business (desktop)
Can’t make it, but want to listen in?
The webinar will be recorded so you can catch up afterwards without missing out.
2.05pm: Introductions from Fope
2.15-2.25pm: Adnan shares Leicester campus campaign
2.25-2.35pm: Chloe shares campus campaign
2.35-2.50pm: Questions previously submitted and pre-prepared question
2.50-3.10pm: Claire asks questions that have been submitted in the course of the webinar
3.10-3.15pm: Closing thoughts from Fope