Diversity and Inclusion
This discussion guide is designed to get you and your colleagues learning and talking about racism and the Black British experience. This guide forms part of a weekly discussion group series that we created for the UK’s Black History Month, which runs throughout October. If you found this guide useful or would like to share some feedback, get in touch with us here.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Time: 1 hour (plus an additional 55 mins to watch the resource)
Resources: Key resource, discussion questions, anything you usually need for any remote joiners
This guided discussion will:
⚡ Dig into the issues that link race and class in the UK
⚡ Shine a light on how we talk about issues in communities that are systemically disadvantaged
⚡ Ask everyone to think about how the British government serves its diverse demographic
Key resource: Ways to Change the World interview with George the Poet and Krishnan Guru Murthy (55 mins)
🔗 Link: https://youtu.be/pKwpjsWN80w
One week before
✅ Send out an email and calendar invitation including the link and discussion questions.
One day before
✅ Send a reminder to everyone to watch the key resource before the session. Note down some of your own thoughts which you can share to prompt others to do the same
On the day
💡 What do you think about the suggestion that the work needed to be done to help underserved communities needs to be done “in-house”? Does anyone agree or disagree with this?
✅ Send a follow-up email to thank participants and to re-share the resource and questions with anyone who couldn’t attend.
Each week, we dip into the unanswerable, nuanced and gray areas of inclusion and offer, not answers, but inklings.
This resource was taken from our Inclusion Works programme, which was created with a network of more than +100 diverse contributors and advisers. We learn from, amplify and cite creators of different races, ethnicities, genders and cognitive styles and continually work to represent all dimensions of diversity.
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