Category Archives: Communities and societal policy

My community and enterprise research

Measuring the Impact of the Arts from the perspective of the Cultural Provider, 7.6.16

Sustainability, Impact, Identity and the University Arts Centre: A Panel Discussion, 2012 Here is a transcript of a panel discussion that I contributed to in 2012 . My contribution directly addressed the impact of cultural activities on audiences and wider communities … Continue reading

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Hercules, Urban Dialectics and The Market, 4.6.16

What’s Hercules got to do with Social Justice? (reposted and adapted from Criticl, originally 15.1.15) Whether it is the disproportionate numbers of black youths that are stopped and searched in the UK or the disproportionate number of black men being … Continue reading

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My contribution to the 6th International Conference on Community Psychology (6ICCP), in Durban, RSA, 27.5.16 – 30.5.16

I delivered two papers at the conference. Keeping it Real? Research as Intervention, Youth Activism and Community Empowerment via the use of Participatory Arts Here is a link to my presentation  I made about my Keeping it Real? project (also … Continue reading

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Black Study, Black Struggle — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 8.5.16

Here is an excerpt of a conversation researchers from this cluster are having at Black British Academics about the recent student protests against racism in the academy. We are sure that we will be continuing this, as there is so … Continue reading

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Black Lawyers Matter: A Public Meeting, 5.5.16

Why are so few Black men going to University to study law? Before the public meeting held at the West Indian Centre on Westwood Street, I  will be taking part in a pre-meeting University of Manchester seminar, where we will … Continue reading

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Project Mali, Manchester, 7.4.16

Project Mali, Manchester is part of a national research project called Project Mali: A Place To Call Home led by the Ubele Initiative with support from Goldsmith’s College, London and Locality. Project Mali examines what can be done to increase the sustainability … Continue reading

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My Education Research with Making Education a Priority (MEaP), 2.4.16

As part of my research activities with MMU’s Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, we hosted our first symposium on the importance of supplementary education for the BAME communities and the relevance of the recent education white paper Educational Excellence … Continue reading

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UCU Day of Action on Race Equality, 10.2.16

Today was our inaugural event to raise the profile of the effects of racism in Higher Education. I had the privilege of sitting on the organising committee for this event and facilitating one of the Group Theme discussions. You can … Continue reading

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Book Chapters alert: My creative enterprise work that uses Liberation Psychology, 24.12.15

Towards emotional well-being through Liberation Practices: A dialogical approach Edited by Gillian Hughes & Taiwo Afuape Routledge: London I have written two chapters for this volume; ‘“Keeping it Real”: Liberation as the link between creativity and resistance’ and ‘Holdin’ On: … Continue reading

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Manchester Metropolitan University in partnership with BBC Outreach to host event for national humanities festival, 15.11.15

  Update – 15.6.16 You can watch the trailer for the film, here. MMU Press   NEWS RELEASE – KEEPING IT REAL? Being Human Festival 2015 I am really having a great time working on this project (via our Critical … Continue reading

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