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Race Equality at Cambridge


'One Vision: Collectively Dismantling Racism in Higher Education'

The 2020 Annual Race Equality Lecture was delivered by Dr Jason Arday (Durham University), who was then in conversation with Dr Tyler Denmead and Tyra Amofah-Akardom (University of Cambridge). The Lecture was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope. The event was facilitated by Janet Ramdeo (Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education, and the Chair of the Faculty's EDI Committee) and Dr Kamal Munir (Reader at the Judge Business School, and University's Race Equality and Inclusion Champion).

To watch the recording of the Lecture, please click here (MS Teams sign-in required).

About the Speakers

Dr Jason Arday is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Think-tank. Jason is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London.
74179FC6-D6AB-4C6A-81D2-E5DBC93F50C3 Dr Tyler Denmead teaches in the Faculty of Education and Queens' College at the University of Cambridge. Recent publications include The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race, and the Gentrifying City (Duke University Press, 2019); "Forget This Commentary Too: Cultivating an Anti-Possessive, Non-Essentialist, and Anti-Edgy Approach to Art Education Scholarship” (Studies in Art Education, 2020), and "White Warnings" (Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 2019).
Tyra Amofah-Akardom is a third year Education student at Fitzwilliam College. She was one of the Education Officers for the CUSU BME Campaign and the CUSU Welfare and Rights Part-Time Executive in 2019-2020. Tyra was also involved in the Black British Students' stream of the Access and Participation Plan: Participatory Action Research project, where she and her team proposed the idea of having a Black Student Advisory Hub at Cambridge. This project had a consequent scoping project which Tyra was also a part of.
Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
Zoom Video Conferencing