• Resources on race and anti-racism

    Groups from across the University have been developing resources to help staff and students self-educate about the lived realities of racism, recognise white privilege and develop antiracist practice.

  • Conversations on race, racism and anti-racism

    All colleagues and students are invited to join in this initiative to nurture confidence to engage in conversations about race, racism and antiracism among the wider University community. Over Semester 1 and 2 we are piloting a series of informal webinars each led by a Brookes colleague with lived experience and/or related expertise.

    See Semester 1 sessions »

    Events in Semester 2 will be led by Brookes staff and students with lived experience and/or related expertise. All events in Semester 2 will take place via Zoom. Most events take place on a Wednesday from 12 noon - 1pm; however, a few sessions take place at other days/times. Registration for the events is via Eventbrite.

    Conversations about race, racism and anti-racism

  • Anti-racism reading list

    A list of books, films and TV programmes available in the Library or via online services.

    Developing Brookes resources

    • The Inclusive Teaching stream of the Brookes Scholarship group and the Inclusive Curriculum Enhancement Group are developing resources to support Inclusive Teaching
    • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have put together resources in support of Black Lives Matter on their Faculty EDI webpages.
    • Academics and professional services staff in the Anti-Racism Action Group are focused on sharing insights and resources for action to decolonise and diversify the curriculum and improve student experience. The group produces the Upstream Newsletter featuring articles by Brookes staff and students.
    • The BAME Staff Network organises initiatives to benefit all BAME colleagues and the wider University community, and is an active partner in shaping future institutional strategy through the Race Equality Steering Group and broader engagement.

    If you have information to share on local staff actions please email Jane Butcher: jane.butcher@brookes.ac.uk

    See Mireille Cassandra-Harper's 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship and Robin DiAngelo's introduction to how ‘white fragility’ reinforces racism for perspectives on thinking and behaviours.

    Watch Re:Tension - 20 minute film, written and directed by Ricardo Barker, which addresses institutional racism, unconscious racial harassment and microaggressions with concrete and relatable drama.