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Rosa Parks Symposium

15th Anniversary Rosa Parks Symposium

Whole Self In, Whole Self Out: Maintaining Inclusion values or being a chameleon

Tuesday 3 December 2019 - 09:00-13:00
Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford 

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity organises this annual symposium to celebrate the life of Rosa Parks and to reflect on the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda.

Your voice will count in promoting diversity and inclusion, and challenging inequality!

Symposium programme

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About the Rosa Parks Symposium

The University of Bradford is proud of its innovative, comprehensive and cohesive approach to equality and diversity and community engagement, and its committed to confronting inequality, celebrating diversity and fostering greater communication and understanding in society.

To this end, the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Unit of the University of Bradford and Bradford Council celebrates the life of Rosa Parks on an annual basis and reflects on the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda.

The symposium will provide a platform for community members, researchers, policy makers and service providers to present and discuss their experiences and approaches on the issues of Community, Equality and Inclusion. Through the key speaker and, panel discussion, the symposium aims to break down the social, cultural and political barriers that all too often divide communities.

Rosa Parks with Dr Martin Luther King jr circa 1955

Rosa Parks with Dr Martin Luther King, circa 1955

I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom Rosa Parks


  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration on equality and diversity
  • To explore the place of equality under the current legislative climate in the UK
  • To explore Inter-generational issues relating to the achievement of dreams
  • To identify and discuss strategies and challenges in promoting equality and diversity

Who is the Symposium for?

  • Senior Managers and members of governing bodies
  • HR/workforce directors, equality and diversity leads and professionals
  • Frontline staff in public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Trade unions and other special partners