Performing Race will host a panel to bring together artists and sociologists that represent racial counter-narratives in response to the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois of race as a social construction, to explore the nuanced threads of racial discourse and social interaction to re-conceptualise race as social performance. The panel will be followed by a networking drinks reception.
To be chaired by Nazir Afzal OBE
Dr Shona Hunter, Reader in Institutional Whiteness in the Centre for Race, Education, and Decoloniality - Leeds Beckett University
Dr Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies – Birmingham City University
Dr Christine Checinska, Associate Research Fellow at University of Johannesburg
Dr Michael Mcmillan, Playwright, Artist/Curator, and Educator
Dr Karamat Iqbal, Author of British Pakistani boys, education and the role of religion: In the land of the Trojan Horse and A Biography of the word Paki.
6.00pm – 6.15pm: Arrival and Seating
6.15pm – 6.30pm: Opening Event
6.30pm – 8.10pm: Performing Race Panel
8.15pm – 9.00pm: Networking Drinks Reception