TICKET UPDATE & DETAILS FOR THE DAY

We’re pleased to announce that a very small number of tickets are available for individual panels – please follow the link to book.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wadham-race-symposium-ticket…
If you don’t get a ticket don’t worry, we’ll be updating throughout the day about availability of spaces.

ON SATURDAY:
Doors to the Holywell Music Room will open on Holywell Street at 10.30am, for a prompt start at 11am. Disabled access is also available from Holywell Street.
Afternoon refreshments will be provided, and there will be drinks in The King’s Arms Wadham Room after the day’s events so we can carry on the discussions.
Finally, here is the programme in case you haven’t managed to have a look yet.

Any questions please email su.peopleofcolour@wadh.ox.ac.uk

 

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FINAL PROGRAMME

We’re delighted to announce Nirmal Puwar’s talk on “Making Space: a consideration of how institutional spaces are taken, offered and occupied” as our keynote for this event.

A finalised programme for the day can now be found below.

For those who weren’t able to get tickets don’t worry. We’ll be contacting people who did soon with booking forms for the specific events. Once this is complete we will then make available any spare seats.

 

WADHAM RACE SYMPOSIUM: CONFRONTING THE WHITE INSTITUTION

Saturday 13th February 2016

This year’s theme, ‘Confronting the White Institution’ aims to explore the position that Universities and institutions occupy within power structures of race. The symposium invites you to consider the ways that education can reinforce colonial powers and legacies, and how members of the university in all capacities can act to prevent or reverse this situation. We will discuss how ‘whiteness’ manifests itself across the university, how it has come to be made invisible in the structures and spaces of the institution, and what we can do to expose and decolonise these practices.

 

11.00-12.15 Panel – REPRESENTATION: IS DIVERSITY ENOUGH?

Chair: Hannah Yu-Pearson

Justine McConnell (Tutor for Race, Wadham College)

Patricia Daley (University Assessor)

Nita Fisher (Chair of the Staff BME Network)

Yussef Robinson (St Hilda’s JCR BME Rep)

 

12.15-1.00 Talk + Q&A – TARUN KHAITAN (Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law, Wadham College): Baron Constantine to Shafic Essop: 70 years of Race and the Law

 

1.00-2.00 LUNCH

 

2.00-3.15 Panel – UNLEARNING THE WHITE CURRICULUM

Chair: Yuna Chang

Imaobong Umoren (joint Pembroke-TORCH Career Development Fellow in Women in the Humanities)

Kerem Nisancioglu (Decolonising Our Minds Society, Lecturer, SOAS)

Chi Chi Shi (Chair of the OUSU Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality)

Roseanne Chantiluke (Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford)

 

3.15-3.30 BREAK (Coffee/tea)

 

3.30-4.45 Panel – DECOLONISING INSTITUTIONS: A 21ST CENTURY PROBLEM

Chair: Sachin Croker

Neelam Chhara (Decolonising Our Minds Society, SOAS)

Amber Murrey (Visiting lecturer at Jimma University, Ethiopia)

Miriam Kilimo (Rhodes Must Fall In Oxford)

Ankhi Mukherjee (Professor of English and World Literatures, Wadham College)

 

4.45-6.00 Keynote address + Q&A – NIRMAL PUWAR (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London): Making Space: a consideration of how institutional spaces are taken, offered and occupied.

 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

WADHAM RACE SYMPOSIUM: CONFRONTING THE WHITE INSTITUTION

Saturday 13th February 2016

Provisional programme of events

This year’s theme, ‘Confronting the White Institution’ aims to explore the position that Universities and institutions occupy within power structures of race. The symposium invites you to consider the ways that education can reinforce colonial powers and legacies, and how members of the university in all capacities can act to prevent or reverse this situation. We will discuss how ‘whiteness’ manifests itself across the university, how it has come to be made invisible in the structures and spaces of the institution, and what we can do to expose and decolonise these practices.

11.00-12.15 Panel – REPRESENTATION: IS DIVERSITY ENOUGH?

Justine McConnell (Tutor for Race, Wadham College)

Dr Patricia Daley (University Assessor)

Nita Fisher (Chair of the Staff BME Network)

Student BME officer

12.15-1.00 Talk + Q&A – TARUN KHAITAN (Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law, Wadham College): (Provisional title of talk) Work on Discrimination Law

1.00-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-3.15 Panel – UNLEARNING THE WHITE CURRICULUM

Imaobong Umoren (Joint Pembroke-TORCH Career Development Fellow in Women in the Humanities)

Kerem Nisancionglu (Decolonising Our Minds Society, Lecturer, SOAS)

Chi Chi Shi (Chair of the OUSU Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality)

Roseanne Chantiluke (Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford)

3.15-3.30 BREAK (Coffee/tea)

3.30-4.45 Panel – DECOLONISING INSTITUTIONS: A 21ST CENTURY PROBLEM

Neelam Chhara (Decolonising Our Minds Society, SOAS)

Amber Murrey (Visiting lecturer at Jimma University, Ethiopia)

Miriam Kilimo (Rhodes Must Fall In Oxford)

Ankhi Mukherjee (Professor of English and World Literatures, Wadham College)

4.45-6.00 Keynote address + Q&A – NIRMAL PUWAR (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London) 

6.00- Drinks & Discussion (The King’s Arms)

 

CONFRONTING THE WHITE INSTITUTION

Join us on Saturday 13th February at the first ever Wadham Race Symposium for a day of talks and panel discussions.

This year’s theme, ‘Confronting the White Institution’ aims to explore the position that Universities and institutions occupy within power structures of race. The symposium invites you to consider the ways that education can reinforce colonial powers and legacies, and how members of the university in all capacities can act to prevent or reverse this situation. We will discuss how ‘whiteness’ manifests itself across the university, how it has come to be made invisible in the structures and spaces of the institution, and what we can do to expose and decolonise these practices.

Panel discussions:
– REPRESENTATION: IS DIVERSITY ENOUGH?
– UNLEARNING THE WHITE CURRICULUM
– DECOLONISING INSTITUTIONS: A 21ST CENTURY PROBLEM

Speakers:
Professor Tarun Khaitan
Tarun Khaitan is an Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College. He is also an Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. He is the author of ‘A Theory of Discrimination Law’

Keynote:
Professor Nirmal Puwar
‘The spaces we occupy are not empty or neutral, but are imbued with history and meaning.’
Nirmal Puwar is a professor at Goldsmiths University, and author of the book ‘Space Invaders’. Puwar explores the hidden processes that undermine female and/or racialized bodies in spaces marked by masculinity and whiteness. How are positions of authority racialized and gendered? How do people manage their femininity and/or blackness while in a predominantly white male context? How do spaces become naturalized or normalized, and what does it mean when they are disrupted?

…Stay tuned for more details!!