Town Hall – A conversation about race at UCL: a lived experience, Friday 19 June 2020, 10am–12pm
12 June 2020
This Town Hall meeting provides a space to share lived experiences on race amongst colleagues of African heritage in the context of Black Lives Matter.
The COVID 19 pandemic and the recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd in the USA have brought into sharp focus the extent of racial injustice. It has also highlighted the need for, and immediacy of a conversation about race that enables the voices of black communities in the UK to be foregrounded. Equally important, is the commitment to act on racial injustice – not just in terms of policies but in ways that seek to proactively address inequalities where they exist at UCL.
This Town Hall meeting provides a space to share lived experiences on race amongst colleagues of African heritage in the context of Black Lives Matter. As such the emphasis is on amplifying the voices of visibly black staff and giving priority to their voices. The aim is to share how we galvanise to execute new action initiatives that address genuine staff concerns and the existing race equality strategy. The Provost welcomes listening to our views on how we create solutions to affect change on race inequality at UCL. Allies are invited and solidarity welcomed.
This virtual event will take place on Friday, 19 June 2020 from 10am–12pm. You can find out more, including a link to a form to share your experiences, and sign up on our Eventbrite page.