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Bradford symposium confronts inequality

Published: Fri 30 Nov 2018

The University of Bradford is confronting inequality and celebrating diversity at the 14th Rosa Parks Symposium.

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity in collaboration with the NHS Leadership academy, will celebrate the life of Rosa Parks at this year’s Symposium. The annual event, in its 14th year, reflects the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda and supports the University’s commitment to confronting inequality, celebrating diversity and fostering greater communication and understanding in society.

This year’s event takes place on Tuesday 4 December in N4 Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building, 12.30-5pm. This year’s theme focuses on ‘shifting sands: belonging beyond borders in a hostile environment.’

Professor Udy Archibong, Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University, said: “We look forward to inviting colleagues and friends to our 14th Rosa Parks symposium, a chance for us to share opinions and lived experiences at a time when borders are being called into question, our sense of belonging is fraught; and hostility, aggression and hate crime is on the rise.”

The University of Bradford is proud of its innovative, comprehensive and cohesive approach to equality and diversity and community engagement, and is committed to confronting inequality, celebrating diversity and fostering greater communication and understanding in society.

To this end, the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity team at the University celebrates the life of Rosa Parks on an annual basis and reflects on the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda.

This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Vernon OBE Social commentator and Political activist, other speakers include Richard Stubbs CEO of Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, Beverley Powell Development Manager at the NHS Leadership Academy and many more. The symposium is open to senior managers, equality and diversity professionals, students, frontline staff in all sectors, researchers, trade unions and more.

The symposium will provide a platform for community members, researchers, policy makers and service providers to present and discuss their experiences and approaches on the issues of Community, Equality and Inclusion. Through the key speaker and, panel discussion, the symposium aims to break down the social, cultural and political barriers that all too often divide communities.

For more information please visit our website or contact diversityudy@bradford.ac.uk

Registration commences at 12pm on the Great Hall Balcony with light refreshments provided.

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