Macpherson 20 Years On: call for contributions to DMU's Radical Pedagogies event


You are invited to submit proposals for papers and interactive sessions for the second Radical Pedagogies event, ‘Macpherson 20 Years On’, which is being held this year at DMU on Thursday 19 September in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and the university’s Freedom to Achieve project.

The free one-day event will take place in the Hugh Aston building. Its main focus will be on how teaching methods can be used to highlight and address issues relating to race and institutional discrimination. 


The 1999 Macpherson Report into the death of Stephen Lawrence highlighted the need for agencies other than the police force to address the problem of institutional racism. It pointed out the failure of the National Curriculum to reflect adequately the needs of a diverse society, and the need for co-ordinated action through the educational system to tackle the problem.

It’s hoped that researchers, PhD students, learning technologists, library professionals, academics, teachers, parents, students, educational activists and anyone interested in radical pedagogies, both within the UK and internationally, will consider contributing to and attending the event. For more information, please go to the conference website here.

Proposals for papers and interactive sessions at the event are welcome, and participants are encouraged to push the boundaries of current educational practices. Please submit a 500-word abstract, or a two-minute video clip by the new, extended deadline of Friday 19 July to For more details, you can download the supporting document here.

Travel bursaries are available. Please contact the above email address for further details.

Posted on Thursday 23rd May 2019

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