In Conversation with Melz: Why is my Curriculum White?

In Conversation with Melz: Why is my Curriculum White?

DATE: Thursday 21 February 2019

TIME: 5pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION: The HUBS

Why Is My Curriculum White is a national movement aiming to encourage a broader diversity of course content in education. The movement aims to decolonise and critically challenge course content and perspectives offered through the accepted Western white canon of knowledge.

The education we receive at many Universities is one that has been largely shaped by colonialism. It is one that places white, Eurocentric writers and thinkers above others.

This campaign will be launched on the 21st February, 5:30pm (arrival from 5pm) to 7:30pm as part of Liberate my Education Week which forms part of the yearlong campaign around Black History.

About our Guest Speaker: Melz
Melz is a decolonial theorist and activist, they have spoken on decoloniality across the country and around the world. Melz started their activist journey at the University of Leeds where they served as the Education Officer for two years with a focus on challenging learning and teaching practices. Melz’s work focusses on demonstrating how whiteness and coloniality continue to operate in Higher Education and how we can collectively challenge and dismantle these power relations.

As a Student's Union we have established a strategy working group that will work alongside the University, Students and Staff Race Network to ensure students affected by the attainment gap receive the upmost possible support in the long term. This campaign is merely the starting point.

Everyone is welcome