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Statement in Support of the Black Cultural Archives

The Race Working Group is deeply concerned about the potential closure of the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), located on Windrush Square in Brixton. The BCA are a vital community space and resource, but are under threat due to cuts in government funding. The BCA are a nationally and internationally vital collection that serves to illustrate […]

RACE grant successes

Members of the RACE Working Group have recently been successful in grant submissions. This will result in further group activities. Dr Margaret Byron has received RGS-IBG funding for three workshops. The first workshop will be this year’s pre-conference event “Stories of Butetown: Linking Spaces” at the RGS-IBG Annual Meeting. Further workshops will take part in […]

RGS-IBG RACE Workshop 2018 “Stories of Butetown: Linking Spaces”

Image: David Barrie Stories of Butetown: Linking spaces Tuesday 28 August 2018 12:00 – 17:00 BST Glamorgan Building – Seminar Room 0.86 University of Cardiff King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3WT Organiser: Dr Margaret Byron (University of Leicester) This year the RACE group workshop is using the Cardiff location of the RGS/IBG conference to […]

RACE Event: ‘Beyond the talk’ – Decolonising Teaching and Research in Geography

‘Beyond the talk’: Decolonising Teaching and Research in Geography – A RACE (Race, Culture & Equality Working Group) event Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017 Time: 10.00 – 16.30 Location: Kings College London, Strand Campus Room: King’s Building, K2.40 Social movements and intellectual interventions have, over the past five years, seen a resurgence of decolonial practice […]

Dissertation Prize & Upcoming Events

The Race, Culture & Equality (RACE) Working Group would like to recognise research conducted by undergraduate students on any issue related to the geographies of race, racism and equality. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department at any UK Geography department. There is no limit of submissions per institution, but nominated dissertations […]

Call for proposals for sponsorship by RACE at RGS-IBG conference 2017

The Race, Culture and Equality (RACE) Working Group would like to invite proposals for sessions to be sponsored by RACE at the RGS-IBG annual conference 2017 titled ‘Decolonizing geographical knowledges: opening up geography to the world’. A key objective of the RACE Working Group of the RGS-IBG is to promote scholarship on topics of racial […]

RACE events at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2016

The Race, Culture & Equality Working Group has several upcoming events at next week’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference: 1) The ‘Race in Geography Teaching Workshop’ on Tuesday 30 August in the Education Centre. In the workshop, we will be discussing two themes: Race in the Curriculum and Challenging Exclusionary Spaces. The workshop is scheduled to run […]