Aisha and her team from the African Caribbean Education Network visited the RGS to deliver a presentation and student workshops to Third Form students. The presentation focused on Black History, colonialism and discrimination based propaganda. The workshops that followed delved deeper into how this history manifests itself in common biases and beliefs as well as covering overt and covert microaggressions.
The students really engaged with the challenging content and feedback from students, staff and the ACEN team was that it was a very successful event. At the end of workshop, Aisha was approached by one student who said that he felt he had never been able to discuss his lived experience in such detail for so long, and that his friends now have much more of an insight into what it has been like for him for much of his life.
Further education such as this event that cultivates empathy and allyship is so important as it will continue to drive cultural change. We would like to thank everyone at ACEN for their work and engaging content and discussion. We look forward to working with them again and the development of a long lasting partnership between our organisations.