Who Are We?
The role of the Race, Ethnicity and Education Network (REEN) here in the Graduate School of Education is to explore race, racism and race inequality in education contexts both in the home nations of the UK and internationally. Supporting debate and critical thinking is a key activity for our group. REEN exists to foster solidarity between academics, community members and educational professionals on issues of social justice. We seek to link professional practice to current theories and thinking about race, racism and race inequality. In our meetings, in our writing and our activism we aim to discuss current research in the field of Race, Ethnicity and Education.
REEN is a shared and safe space to discuss matters about inclusion, decolonisation and anti-racism in HE and beyond
- Discuss current research in the field
- Link professional practice to current theories and thinking about race, racism and race inequality
- Support debate and critical thinking
- Foster solidarity between academics, community members and educational professionals on issues of social justice
- Wholeheartedly championing the network within and outside of work areas.
- Sharing all communications and information across all Network group members.
- Making timely decisions and taking action so as to not hold up any project work taking place.
- That each member will be provided with complete, accurate and meaningful information in a timely manner
- To be given reasonable time to make key decisions
- To be alerted to potential risks and issues that could impact the project, as they arise
- Open and honest discussions, without resort to any misleading assertions
- Ongoing ‘health checks’ to verify the overall status and ‘health’ of the network.
This shared space documents our monthly blogs, events, and news. If you would like join our mailing list to receive information, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a group of collegiate academics and students affiliated to the University of Exeter, working alongside to understand, reflect and plan action initiatives around matters which touch upon anti-racism, inclusion and decolonisation within and beyond the academy. There is no hierarchy within the network as our work is grounded in a moral and ethical vision which challenges power imbalances, and supports the human and intellectual growth of the members in a ‘safe’ space.
- Statement on Anti-Racism by the Race Ethnicity and Education Network (REEN) at Graduate School of Education, UoE