Ending Racism in the Dragons’ Den4 April 2014
Another campaign success! The School of Social Sciences at University of Manchester pledged to champion equality and diversity. They put on a Dragons’ Den workshop where groups of students pitched their ideas for actions that would challenge racism and make a difference.
Here’s what happened:
Imagine if actions like these were happening up and down the country! Can you pledge to hold a Dragons’ Den on Ending Racism in your school, college or University?
We’d like to thank students and staff involved for sharing the outcome of their pledge with us. Here they are:
Amreen Ahmed, Hayley Rowden, Madeleine Todd and Laura Yeaman developed a project to encourage a greater awareness of Britain’s history and our emerging multicultural nation in a positive and informative light.
To achieve this, they suggest widening the secondary school history curriculum to incorporate vital parts of British and world history, such as the British Empire and the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948. Read their full presentation.
Sophie Clarke, Beth Gainsborough, Morgan Green, Zara Johnson, Anousheh Mahjoob and Sian McKenzie decided to focus on Black History Month in October. Their pledge was to raise the profile of Black History Month on campus to educate and inform, celebrate diversity and provide black and minority ethnic students with a sense of identity at the University.
They plan to this with a programme of guest speakers, film festivals documenting black historical events, a carnival and a black history month concert.
Read their full presentation.