We are planning an event next semester during International Women’s week to celebrate and create a discourse about our cultures individually and together as People of Colour.
The information will be updated here
We will have a panel discussion which will include topics such as colourism, gender roles and sexuality.
As some of you may know Keele has a annual global fair which celebrates diversity and the contributions of others.
We had the opportunity to promote Cultural Affairs at the annual Global Fair launch.
The main idea surrounding the event is creating discussions on important topics that are not discussed enough.
When planning the stall we decided the best way to start a conversation around culture was to ask people what they loved and celebrated about their culture and what they would change.
As one of the topics will be discussing is on colourism, we decided to bring this subject to the stall to understand what other peoples perceptions on the topic.
We discussed the issue of negative connotations associated with dark skin especially with women and how colourism has impacted our experiences growing up.
It was a great opportunity to engage with people that had so much to say on the subject.
We also asked people to self-identity and write where they are from as a way of showing that there are people from ethnic backgrounds that are part of LGBT and identity-based communities.
The stall gave us the opportunity to have meaningful conversations that confirmed these are the topics we need to be talking about among peers.
We welcome everyone to attend Cultural Affairs and become part of a big step towards a cultural shift at Keele.
For more information feel free to contact me (Ade) or Raveena.
Ade (w6j55) + Raveena (w6h50)
or get in touch at the woke email using the below form: