Research and Engagement Working Group: Race Review - Decolonised Transformations

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Description

The REWG’s investigation has seven principal aims:

1. To reveal UoE’s role in the historical harms committed against Black, African, African-descended, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous peoples and others linked to the histories of African enslavement and colonialism.
2. To understand how historical harms and racial thinking continue to exist in the structure and culture of the institution today.
3. To recognise the presence and contributions of Black, African, African-descended, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous peoples and others to UoE’s historical and contemporary intellectual life and development.
4. To ensure that communities of reparatory justice interest both within and outside of the university can engage fully in the work and help shape the research and engagement agenda, priorities and recommendations.
5. To engage with wider communities to understand broader perceptions of the university’s links to the development and dissemination of racial science, colonialism and enslavement, and develop and explore reparatory justice solutions/actions. This will include inviting and exploring the views of UoE’s community as a whole.
6. To acknowledge any existing work and initiatives within the university in relation to decoloniality, reparation, equality and diversity.
7. To provide a decolonial and reparatory vision for institutional and cultural change that seeks to restore dignity to Black, African, African-descended, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous peoples and others, including clear recommendations for ensuring future accountability and progression towards the goals of reparatory justice, decoloniality and diversification. Importantly, this will contribute to the work of the Race, Equality and Anti-Racist Subcommitee (REAR) and the ‘Race Equality and Anti-Racist Action Plan’ (2020/21 and 2023), notably Section 10 on ‘Reparation and Reparative Justice’.
Short titleDecolonised Transformations
AcronymREWG
StatusActive
Effective start/end date3/01/2231/12/24

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  • People of CAHSS

    Frith, Nicki (Recipient), 28 May 2024

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)