Annual General Meeting 2022 & Inaugural Dr Azeezat Johnson Annual Workshop

The RACE Working Groups’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 25th August 2022 from 10 am – 11.30 am (BST) via zoom.

Please register in advance for this meeting using this link.

If you would like to propose an agenda item please contact Dr James Esson via j.esson@lboro.ac.uk and no later than Friday Aug 19.

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The inaugural Dr Azeezat Johnson Annual Workshop will take place on Thursday 25th August 2022 from 12.00 – 16.00 (BST) via Zoom. The RGS-IBG annual conference theme is ‘Geographies Beyond Recovery’. One of the guiding questions for the conference is ‘What conditions enable people’s survival and resistance, and the rebuilding of places and environments that support the flourishing of life?’ This question resonates with Dr Johnson’s praxis and unwavering political commitment to an ethic of care. The workshop therefore takes up this question with a focus on early career researchers (ECRs) and pre-career researchers (PCRs – undergraduates and PGTs).

Part A ‘Supporting the flourishing of Black life’: 12.00 -13.45

This session provides an informal problem-discussion space for PCRs and ECRs of colour to share their aspirations, insights, and experiences. The discussion will be supported by members of RACE as part of efforts to reconstruct higher education environments so that PCRs and ECRs of colour can flourish.

Part B ‘Survival and resistance in the academy’: 14.15 – 16.00

The afternoon session takes up the theme of ‘survival and resistance’. There will be several short talks from RACE members, including reflections on Dr Johnson’s pioneering scholarship, followed by an open discussion.

If you have questions or topics that you would like to raise/be discussed, please contact the RACE Secretary, Dr James Esson ( j.esson@lboro.ac.uk ).

Please sign up for the workshop here.

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