Friday 4th May, 5-8 p.m., The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art
Take a break from marking essays and recreate the camaraderie of the picket line (but without the snow) with union members (UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite all welcome – ECA and beyond), non-members and students for an end-of-year celebration of a successful semester’s campaigning.
Come and meet local representatives, fellow students and staff across departments, catch up and enjoy some music and some Friday early evening drinks. It’s a great opportunity to discuss what is important to you in your workplace or place of study, whether that be workplace casualisation or the pensions dispute.
Lastly, this is a potluck which means if you get the chance bring and share some finger food and bar snack if you can!
UCU Day of Action Against Workplace Racism: Decolonising Education (rescheduled)
Tuesday 8 May, 4-5 p.m., in 50 George Square, Project Room 1.06
This event was initially planned as part of the University and College Union’s (UCU) national day of action against workplace racism in February, but had to be postponed due to the snowstorm. While the snow stopped us then, we are going ahead with the event now – because anti-racism matters not just one day a year!
In this event on the theme of Decolonising Education we will discuss how to organise for a truly inclusive education. We have four fantastic panellists lined up, who will share their experiences and lead discussion:
- Radhika Govinda, Lecturer in Sociology (University of Edinburgh)
- Diljeet Bhachu, PhD researcher in Music (University of Edinburgh)
- Diva Mukherji, co-founder of LiberatEd and EUSA VP Education (Edinburgh University Student Association)
- Rianna Walcott, PhD researcher in English Literature (King’s College) and co-founder of Project Myopia
The event will consist of introductions by the panellists on what decolonising education means for them, and then we will open up discussion to other participants.
Everyone is welcome – students, staff, members and not-yet-members of the union – so please join us!