10th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford is delighted to invite you to the 10th anniversary of the Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC) 2021 on Tuesday, 25 May 2021.
This year’s conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at addressing systemic and persisting racial discrimination, structural and intersectional inequalities with the objective of informing collective understanding and sharing of evidence-based practices in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations and in society. This year also marks the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death which led to a global movement against racial discrimination and structural inequalities. The conference takes a critical look at how race equality work across institutions has changed since his death.
As the safety of our participants is always our top priority, we have decided to deliver this year's conference as a virtual event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are keen on delivering the quality experience that the conference is known for over the years to our #MDICAC2021 delegates.
Host. Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Director, CfID, University of Bradford
Chair. CEO, The Cellar Trust mental health charity, Bradford. Chair of Bradford VCS Assembly
Keynote Speaker. Co-founder, Truth Telling Project. Director, Grassroots Reparations Campaign
Associate Director, System Leadership & Devt., West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership
Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull
Associate Professor, Research & Teaching in Information Systems, De Montfort University
Project Lead, Graduate Workforce Bradford, Careers & Employability Services, University of Bradford
Head of Mental Wellbeing Commissioning, Bradford & Craven CCG & Bradford Met. Borough Council
Advanced Practitioner & Project Lead Trauma Informed Care, Bradford District Care NHS Fdn. Trust
|12:30 - 12:35||
Chair's opening remarks
Kim Shutler (Chair)
|12:35 - 12:40||
Scene setting by the host
Prof. Uduak Archibong MBE (Host & Co-Chair)
|12:40 - 12:55||
Prof. Shirley Congdon
Prof. Charles Egbu
|12:55 - 13:25||
Dr David Ragland
|13:25 - 14:10||
Roundtable discussion: Are we in a post-racial world?
Sajid Azeb (Chair)
Prof. Shirley Congdon
Prof. Charles Egbu
Dr David Ragland
|14:10 - 14:35||Comfort break (5mins)|
|14:15 - 14:35||
Tackling institutional racism - Film viewing
Re: Tension is a 20-minute short film following 19-year-old student,
|Theme||Diversity, media & contemporary issues||Leveraging diversity: Success stories from the front line||Practising diversity & recognising inclusion (1)||Practising diversity & recognising inclusion (2)||Challenges in diversity: Individual||Challenges in diversity: Community|
|14:35 - 14:55||
Exploring the Social and Economic Injustice of Plastic Waste on Women in Africa in the Digital Era
Dr Kutoma Wakunuma
Limiting potential barriers to student success: Addressing culture, capital, and colour in the academy
Prof. Bugewa Apampa
From ‘apart’ to ‘a part’: Creating spaces to attend to exclusions
Dr Roselyne Masamha
Mental health and racism
Dr Sufyan Dogra PhD
Mohammed Rauf MBE
Surviving racial harassment & thriving afterwards
Prof. Calvin Moorley
Residential Segregation - Stuck in their homes: Cannot move & cannot sell
Prof. Udy Archibong MBE (Chair)
Dr Colins Imoh
Prof. Prathivadi Anand
Dr Gurnam Singh
Prof. Mark Johnson
|14:55 - 15:55||
Bradford Statues and Monuments Review
Understanding the barriers to employment for South-Asian Graduates
Tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities and colleagues – A research approach
|15:15 - 15:45
10th Annual Barbara Burford Memorial Lecture
Stacy Johnson MBE
|15:45 - 15:55
Reflections & CTA (Call to Action)
Prof. Calvin R. Moorley RN PhD
|15:55 - 16:00
Prof. Udy Archibong (Host & Co-Chair)
Diversity, media and contemporary issues - The role of the media in perpetuating stereotypes and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Practising diversity and recognising inclusion - Clients, customers, and service users similarly represent an increasingly diverse community. Abstracts were sought that considered the development of good practice designed to meet the need of our diverse communities whilst concurrently promoting an inclusive approach.
Challenges in diversity - The field of diversity is plagued with several challenges such as policy flaws, religious beliefs, cultural practices and societal construction of several arbitrary norms. Abstracts were sought on interventions focused on addressing these challenges.
Leveraging diversity: Success stories raising awareness on diversity from the front line - Abstracts were sought on interventions and or programs which leverage the recognition of diversity as a unique selling point.
About the Conference
With contributions from a wide range of eminent national and international speakers, this popular conference organised by the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity will feature the latest research and development and the synthesis and application of knowledge.
The conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations.
The conference also provides a platform for the Barbara Burford annual memorial lecture. A lifelong champion of equality and diversity, Barbara inspired national level change through her work.
Participative, challenging and thought provoking - this conference is designed to provide an international, inter- and intra- disciplinary platform for exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work and service delivery.
Who is the conference for?
Attendees represent a cross section of staff including researchers, equality and diversity leads and practitioners from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations, chief executives, HR/workforce directors and personnel. Service users and students are also regular attendees.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the latest research on equality and diversity interventions nationally and globally
- Debate the policy context of diversity interventions in employment and service delivery in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors
- Develop a deeper understanding of the drivers, critical success factors and obstacles to effective application of diversity interventions across the whole employment cycle
- Meet and network with those committed to researching and advancing equality and diversity policy and practice
10th MDICAC Programme
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- Wednesday, April 7 - World Health Day 2021
- Thursday, April 22 - Anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence
- Wednesday, April 28 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work | United Nations
- Monday, 17 May - International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
- Friday, 21 May - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development | United Nations
- Tuesday 25 May - Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference