Are the Humanities for Us?’ – Panel Discussion on Diversity in Academia

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Date(s) - 30 October
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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This free public discussion will address underlying issues around black, Asian and minority ethnic diversity in both academia and the creative and cultural industries. ‘Are the Humanities for Us?’ will explore the barriers people from minority ethnic backgrounds may encounter, and why they may be discouraged from setting off down a pathway that leads to them becoming writers, artists, academics, or considering other professions in the creative and cultural industries. What progress has been made so far in tackling these issues? What important changes do we still need to work towards?

The panel draws together a range of voices to address these shared issues across the sector. Speakers include:

  • Professor Joan Anim-Addo (Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Dr Jonathan Saha (Associate Professor of History at University of Leeds, co-author of Royal Historical Society Race, Ethnicity and Equality report).
  • Sandeep Mahal (Director for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature)
  • Neil Griffiths (CEO of Arts Emergency)
  • Dr Christienna Fryar (Lecturer in Black British History at Goldsmiths, University of London)

This event is part of the Being Human festival and is being run in collaboration with Arts Emergency, an award winning charity and network. The evening will include special contributions and performances from young people who are part of the Arts Emergency mentoring scheme.This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Please visit the Being Human website to register your attendance https://beinghumanfestival.org/are-the-humanities-for-us-being-human-preview-event/

Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA