On 15th June, I’ll be one of three keynote speakers at an international conference promoting the Black African social work student experience. I’ll be speaking about systematic silencing and transforming muteness into empowerment.
The idea with Beyond Horizons – Padare Conference, is to bring together students, academics and social work practitioners to explore developments in the way the black African social work students have influenced teaching and learning in the UK.
Themes include, but are not limited to the following:
- Skills for promoting the needs of Black African children and young people.
- Anti-racist teaching.
- Using the lived experience to create new ways of knowing.
- Understanding dialogue and narrative.
- Culture, perception and challenges.
- Celebrating difference from ‘home’.
- Belonging and identity.
- Achieving and raising the bar.
- Research and new knowledge.
Keynote speakers: Dr Reineth Prinsloo, Minna Salami and author Dr Viola Nzira
Conference Fees: Students £25, Professionals £50. Proceeds from the event will be donated to International children’s charity: ChildHope – https://www.childhope.org.uk/
Congrats! Are you a social worker by profession?
I’m not a social worker. My speech will have to do with race matters rather than with social work, as the aim of the conference is largely to tackle dealing with racism in academia.
i’ll love to share it with you too!