How Our Schools Fail Black Children… and what we can do about it
Join the Unison Black Members Committee and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre (AIUC) for a discussion of the past, present and future of the education of black and Asian children in the UK. In recent years we have seen an increase in hate crimes and the Government use of Prevent, targeting Muslim school children. In Britain today Muslims are routinely demonised and their right to express their faith is challenged, a cover that allows discrimination against all black pupils to remain unaddressed. Trade Unionists need to expose such racist agendas while pointing to a very different vision of education encouraging all children to reach their full potential. This is a mission that the AIUC is also committed to. Documenting the historic failures of the UK education system means that we can learn from the past and effect change, empowering young people within the school system. Hear from a range of speakers (details TBC), engage in debate and have your say, browse exhibits from the AIUC, and enjoy informal discussion and refreshments. We look forward to meeting you.