Today’s National UCU Day of Action on Workplace Racism

Race, Inequality and Higher Education

In a recent report, ‘Aiming Higher: Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy ‘, 2015  by the Runnymede Trust and the  All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community, the former Minister for Higher Education(David Lammy, MP), stated, “despite the lofty ideals of universities, they do no better- and are in fact doing worse – than many other institutions in British society when it comes to race inequality’.

UCU UoN branch is organising a discussion on racism in the workplace on Wednesday at 1-2pm, 10th February, in the Hallward Library, and a screening of the new film initiated by UCU Black Members’ Standing Committee. The film Witness chronicles the lived experiences of UCU black members in post-16 education.

The film will be shown with subtitles.

 Please join us this Wednesday 10th February at 1pm in the Hallward Library Screening Room LG140 for the screening of Witness and to discuss the issues it raises.


You can watch a trailer for the film here

The event is part of a national day of action against racism in the workplace organised by UCU. You can find out more about the day of action and UCU’s campaign on workplace racism here.

This UCU produced leaflet on challenging workplace racism can be downloaded here



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