Events

Teaching Race and Migration in the English and History classroom Webinar – remembering Stephen Lawrence

When: May 4, 2021 03:45 PM London
 
Topic: NEU Teaching Race and Migration in the English and History classroom Register in advance for this webinar: https://neu-org-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gv6mDpRcQ0-0uDyX3jK9ow
 
This webinar will illustrate why teaching race migration and empire matters in both the English Literature and History curriculums. It will provide you with a clear understanding of how the project to teach race migration and empire works in the classroom, by looking closely at particular examples of texts and historical periods.
 
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this webinar is aimed specifically at primary and secondary English and history teachers The 22nd April 2021 was the 28th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.
 
The Macpherson Inquiry into his murder found institutional racism in the police and also implicated other public bodies and policy including education. The Macpherson inquiry report made 3 key education requirements. One of these was that “consideration be given to amendment of the National Curriculum aimed at valuing cultural diversity and preventing racism, in order better to reflect the needs of a diverse society”.
 
This webinar will illustrate why teaching race migration and empire matters in both the English Literature and History curriculums.
 
It will give you o an introduction to Our Migration Story and a close look at what teaching the histories of race, migration and empire looks like in a classroom, in reference to Tudor England.:
– examine how the study of race, migration and empire in Tudor England could be connected to texts that could be taught in an English lesson, followed by an introduction to the Lit in Colour project.
– Why teaching race, migration and empire matters in is vital to centring anti-racism in schools, with particular reference to Runnymede’s work.
 
Date: 4th May 2021
 
Timings: 3.45 – 5pm
 
The webinar will be delivered by The Runnymede Trust, The UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, and will be based on the rich seam of materials on teaching Black British Histories and writers of colour that they have developed on the Our Migration Story website and the Lit in Colour Project.