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Becoming an Antiracist- The Podcast

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Season 1, Episode 7: De-colonizing the Curriculum.... In conversation with Pran Patel

Becoming an Antiracist- The Podcast

Season 2, Episode 2: Anti-racism and Domestic Violence... In conversation with Evie Muir
*Trigger warning* This episode contains accounts of abuse and intimate violence, that listeners may find disturbing. In this episode I am in conversation with Evie Muir, a Domestic Abuse Specialist, Intersectional Feminist, Racial Justice Activist and Freelance Journalist. We discuss the importance of intersectional in anti-violence work, unpack power dynamics at an individual and structure level and ask questions of the systems of support that are designed to exclude particular groups of people. You can follow Evie’s work on social media via Twitter: @xeviemuir and via her website:
October 29, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1: The impact of the Pandemic on schools... In conversation with Naheeda Maharasingam and Nelson Bayomy
In this first episode of Season 2 I am joined by esteemed Educators Naheeda Maharasingam and Nelson Bayomy to discuss the practice of anti-racism in schools and the impact of the pandemic on the learning and teaching experience. Nelson Bayomy is an English Language teacher and Manager for Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at Leyton Sixth Form College. Twitter: @nelsonbayomy @leyton6thform Reading: All About Love by bell hooks Naheeda Maharasingam is a Local Leader of Education (LLE), a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Leader of Rathfern CCT Teacher Research Network. She is steering group lead for the Embedding Race Equality work across all Lewisham schools. She is Headteacher at Rathfern Primary School, a diverse and dynamic inner London primary school. She is passionate about values which enrich her vision and permeate her school culture, pedagogy and curriculum with a focus on disrupting the trajectory for disadvantaged pupils. Rathfern is : A Research Hub for the Chartered College of Teaching, lead for the Humanities Hub for Lewisham.
October 20, 2021
Season 1, Episode 10: A year on... how far have we come? In conversation with Dr Peter Olusoga
In this final episode of Season 1, i'm joined by Dr Peter Olusoga. Dr Olusoga is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University  and holds an Associate Professor II position at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. His current research focuses on stress, burnout and wellbeing in sports, with a particular interest in high-performance environments and elite coaching. In addition to research, Dr Olusoga is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), is an active sport psychology consultant, and host of the Eighty Percent Mental podcast which you should also definitely check out after you've finished listening to this! You can follow Dr Olusoga on Twitter: @PeteOlusoga
June 10, 2021
Season 1, Episode 9: Britain, Race and the Importance of History.... In Conversation with Kehinde Andrews
In this episode i'm joined by Professor Kehinde Andrews. Professor Andrews is the UK's first Professor of Black Studies, at Birmingham City University, where he led the establishment of the first Black Studies programme in Europe, the Chair of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity, and editor in chief of Make It Plain. He is the author of Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century. You can follow Kehinde on social media:  Twitter: @kehinde_andrews
April 01, 2021
Season 1, Episode 8: Self- Care and Anti-racism work... In conversation with Myira Khan
In this episode i'm joined by Myira Khan, Accredited Counsellor, Coach and Supervisor. Myira delivers workshops and presentations internationally through her wellbeing coaching organisation Grow To Glow. This conversation highlights not only the importance of self- care in anti-racism work, but the complexity of self-care in practice.  Myira has kindly shared a reading list for those interested in exploring some of these ideas further:  Reading List  Whiteness and White Privilege in Psychotherapy by Andrea L. Dottolo & Ellyn Kaschak  Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad  White Privilege by Kalwant Bhopal  The Dynamics of Power in Counselling and Psychotherapy by Gillian Proctor  The Challenge of Racism on Therapeutic Practice by Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga  Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt  Sway (Unravelling Unconscious bias) by Pragya Agarwal  Transcultural Counselling by Zack Eleftheriadou  Difference and Diversity in Counselling by Sue Wheeler  Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process by Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga  Race, Culture and Counselling by Colin Lago  Racial Identity, White Counsellors and Therapists by Gill Tuckwell
February 09, 2021
Season 1, Episode 7: De-colonizing the Curriculum.... In conversation with Pran Patel
In this episode i'm joined by Pran Patel, to discuss and de-mystify the 'de-colonizing the curriculum' movement.  Pran makes reference to lots of incredible scholars. For details on the references he makes as well as additional resources for further insight into the topic, please visit Pran's website: 
February 07, 2021
Season 1, Episode 6: Unpacking racism in Early Years.... In conversation with Jamel Carly Campbell and Liz Pemberton
In this episode we have Early Years specialists Jamel Carly Campbell and Liz Pemberton joining us to discuss systemic racism in Early Years and what needs to happen to help us move forward.  You can follow Jamel and Liz on Twitter:  Liz: @lizpemtbnm Jamel: @JamelCarly
December 12, 2020
Season 1, Episode 5: The 'N' word, curriculum & why Black Lives Still Matter... In conversation with Karl C. Pupé
In this episode i'm joined by Karl C. Pupé to discuss a debate that has emerged between educators on social media... whether or not teachers should be able to say the 'N' word out loud, if it is mentioned in the literature being explored (e.g. Of Mice and Men). This conversation is about the importance of understanding the racial trauma experienced in the school space and in particular, through the teacher/student dynamic.  You can follow Karl on Twitter : @actionheroteach 
November 28, 2020
Season 1, Episode 4: Discussion.... How have schools failed Black girls?
In this episode we centre the voices of Black women and girls in the education system.... voices that are too often silenced. The stories shared by the young women in this episode highlight the lived reality of racism in the school system.  This was a live Zoom webinar, the video for which can be found on our 'Decolonising Education' YouTube Channel:
November 27, 2020
Season 1, Episode 3: What is BME/BAME anyway?.... In conversation with Dr Javeria Shah
In this episode I'm joined by Dr Javeria Shah, a scholarly activist, academic at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, and founder of the Social Performance Network project which is a de-socialising activism project. In this episode we discuss the ever- changing language used to define/categorise racialised communities. Over the last decade the terms BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) have been used in the UK legislative and political context. In this episode Dr Shah and I critique the use restrictive and homogenising terms that fail to reflect lived realities and embodied identities.  You can follow Dr Shah on Twitter: @JS_Diaspora And the Social Performance Network: @SocialPerforma2
November 24, 2020
Season 1, Episode 2: Discussion... How have schools failed Black boys?
In this episode we discuss systemic racism within the British education system and the long-term impact of racism on the lived experiences of young Black men.  This was a live Zoom webinar, the video for which can be found on our 'Decolonising Education' YouTube Channel:
October 22, 2020
Season 1, Episode 1: How do we BECOME Antiracist?... In conversation with Bilal Harry Khan
In this episode, I am joined by Bilal Harry Khan to discuss what it means to engage meaningfully in antiracist practice.  Bilal is a Diversity and Inclusion facilitator, award winning podcaster and plantain advocate from NW London. Having worked across the world facilitating sessions with a wide range of staff in industries from education to charity to tech to law he believes in creating the space for uncomfortable conversations to drive meaningful change.  You can follow Bilal on Twitter: @TweetsByBilal
October 19, 2020
"The opposite of racist is not, not-racist.... it is antiracist"- Ibram X. Kendi
October 19, 2020