Lecture 'ENLIGHT webinar series: discussing diversity, inclusion and racism'

For whom
Alumni , Employees , Students
When
21-10-2021 from 16:00 to 17:30
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
Contact
Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
Website
https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/event/enlight-webinar-series-discussing-diversity-inclusion-and-racism
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This webinar series provides an interactive platform to discuss and exchange best practices that foster diversity and encourage global citizenship.

Diversity is a reality across Europe sparking debates on its meaning and its impacts on society. Concepts and movements like decolonisation, Black Lives Matter, and systemic racism underline the inherent dynamics of power. Universities, as institutions of knowledge committed to equality, have a lead role in empowering and supporting our staff and students to engage in critical discussions on concepts challenging the orthodoxy. Equally, Universities today embody diversity with a community of students and staff from multiple identities, histories and geographies. The challenge of how to ensure respect, inclusion and safety of all members of this diverse community is today’s urgent priority moving commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion into concrete practices.

The monthly 90 minutes seminars are coordinated by 6 ENLIGHT partners.