This colloquium to mark Black History Month will begin with a screening of a documentary based on the famous Jane Elliot's ‘blue eyes - brown eyes’ experiment and use that as a starting point to open a roundtable discussion on Prejudice, Intergroup Relations and Conflict Resolution.
Examples of the topics to be discussed are the similarities and differences between the types of discrimination portrayed in the experiment and those faced by people in real life, how prejudice has changed in the past 50 years, the challenges and opportunities of living in a multi-cultural society and research informed approaches to conflict resolution.
Confirmed attendants of the event are Jenna Condie (University of Salford), Dr Abigail Locke (University of Huddersfield), Dr. Masi Noor (Canterbury Christ Church University), Professor Maggie Pearson (University of Salford) and Professor Anne Phoenix (Institute of Education, University of London). The colloquium will be opened by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Martin Hall.
No booking required.
Also as part of Black History Month, the University’s music and dance students will be giving special performances on 21 and 22 October. More details here.