Webinar: Time for Change: Action Not Words

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Wednesday 19 October 2022

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM





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Join the BME Staff Network for a discussion on this year’s Black History Month’s theme: Time for Change: Action not Words.

Annette Hay, will be in conversation with Professor Gus John addressing the challenges for actually making change happen in ‘real time’ in the context of the current political, economic and social climate.  And then go on to explore and deconstruct what does ‘Action Not Words’ really mean in practice for the advancement of racial equity and equality?   


Annette Hay

Annette works in Research Services at Coventry University and throughout her working career, Annette has maintained her lifelong commitment for social justice, with a particular interest in Race Equality.  Annette has over 30 years of ‘proactive’ engagement and leadership, in championing equality in local, national and international arenas. Since joining Coventry University, Annette has worked with staff and students towards embedding more inclusive work practices and values.  She is recognised for her strategic influence and input into the university’s policy, practice and external engagement.  In addition, her passionate leadership and networking capabilities, have led to her representing Coventry University on a number of Boards and Committees, including US based NADOHE (National Association of Diversity Officers in HE), ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) EDI Advisory Group, Coventry City’s Belgrade Theatre, Coventry University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Council, Race Equality Council (Chair), Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network (Lead).

Professor Gus John

Professor Gus John is a scholar/activist who has done notable work in the fields of education policy, the role of schooling and education in promoting social justice, school improvement, management and international development. Since the 1960s he has been active in issues of education and schooling in Britain's inner cities. Professor Gus John has been an associate professor of education and honorary fellow of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the UCL Institute of Education and from 2016, Ex-Visiting Professor at Coventry University, where he worked with the Vice Chancellor and University Leadership Team in improving the strategic management of the University and building a culture of equity.