Following on from the Vice Chancellor’s update last week, which outlined Kent’s plans to address racial inequality and to create a change in culture. Tuesday 2nd Feb at 10am sees the launch of our ‘Challenging Racism’ campaign with the first of the series of live webinars.
The aim of the campaign is to promote unity not division and to help understand and develop more inclusive behaviours. To do that we all need to increase our awareness and understanding of racism and how it can be tackled within Kent, to ensure all staff and students feel safe and empowered.
The ‘Live webinar series’ consists of three 90min online webinars on the subject of race and racism, each with a guest speaker, panel discussion and Q&A session;
Webinar 1: The History of Race in the UK (2nd February 2021 – 10am)
Guest speaker Chantelle Lunt – founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance.
Chantelle Lunt Founder Mersey side BLM Alliance
Chantelle Lunt is a writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, and activist. She has a professional background in Public Service, including her work in policing and children’s social care. She owns a Juice bar and writes for independent publications. Chantelle is an advocate for racial equality, having experienced racism throughout her life, particularly during her service as a Police Officer. She is the founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance (MBLMA), a group which she established at a time when BLM was moving out of the news cycle.
Merseyside BLM Alliance has become one of the most proactive anti-racist groups in Merseyside. Chantelle chairs MBLMA’s sister group ‘Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality’, a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that black people are not discriminated against and have their needs responded to at a community level.
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For more detailed information on the live webinars and Allyship programme email email@example.com
The University of Kent are working in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and City, University of London, and Inclusive Employers to deliver the ‘Challenging Racism’ programme.
Thanks to Dave Thomas, Kent BAME Chair in providing insight into writing this address.