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10th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference
2021

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.

Conference Hosts

Plenary Speakers

Parallel Speakers

Conference Programme

TimeEvent
12:30 - 12:35

Chair's opening remarks

Kim Shutler (Chair)
CEO, The Cellar Trust mental health charity, Bradford; Chair of Bradford VCS Assembly.

12:35 - 12:40

Scene setting by the host

Prof. Uduak Archibong MBE (Host & Co-Chair)
Professor of Diversity, Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI)
Director of Centre for Inclusion & Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford.

12:40 - 12:55

Opening remarks

Prof. Shirley Congdon
Vice Chancellor, University of Bradford

Kersten England
Chief Executive CBE, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Prof. Charles Egbu
Vice Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University

12:55 - 13:25

Keynote address

Dr David Ragland
Co-founder, Truth Telling Project; Director, Grassroots Reparations Campaign

13:25 - 14:10

Roundtable discussion: Are we in a post-racial world?

Sajid Azeb (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Prof. Shirley Congdon
Vice Chancellor, University of Bradford

Kersten England
Chief Executive CBE,
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Prof. Charles Egbu
Vice Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University

Dr David Ragland
Co-founder, Truth Telling Project; Director, Grassroots Reparations Campaign

Penny Wangari-Jones
Director, Racial Justice Network

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,
Thapelo, as he wrestles with the idea of whether or not to report
racism at his university (by Ricardo Barker)

Discussion

Ricardo Barker
Professional documentary & filmmaker, Senior Lecturer in Film Production, Leeds Trinity University 

ThemeDiversity, media & contemporary issuesLeveraging diversity: Success stories from the front linePractising 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
Associate Professor, Research & Teaching in Information Systems, De Montfort University

Limiting potential barriers to student success: Addressing culture, capital, and colour in the academy

Prof. Bugewa Apampa
Professor of Access & Participation, Birmingham City University

From ‘apart’ to ‘a part’: Creating spaces to attend to exclusions

Dr Roselyne Masamha
Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull 

Mental health and racism

Kim Shutler
CEO, The Cellar Trust mental health charity, Bradford; Chair of Bradford VCS Assembly

Sasha Bhat
Head of Mental Wellbeing Commissioning, Bradford and Craven CCG and Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dr Sufyan Dogra PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Bradford Institute for Health Research

Sue Francis
Advanced Practitioner and Project Lead for Trauma Informed Care, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Furaha Mussanzi
Centre Manager, Millside Centre

Mohammed Rauf MBE
Founder and Director of Meri Yaadain CiC

Surviving racial harassment & thriving afterwards

Prof. Calvin Moorley
Chair of Diversity and Social Justice, London South Bank University 

 

Residential Segregation - Stuck in their homes: Cannot move & cannot sell

Prof. Udy Archibong MBE (Chair)
Professor of Diversity; Pro Vice-Chancellor EDI; Director CfID, University of Bradford

Panelists

Dr Colins Imoh
Research Fellow, CfID, University of Bradford

Zahra Niazi
Programme Lead, Bradford for Everyone.

Prof. Prathivadi Anand
Professor of Public Policy & Sustainability, University of Bradford

Dr Gurnam Singh
Associate Professor of Educational Attainment, Coventry University

Prof. Mark Johnson
Emeritus Professor of Diversity in Health & Social Care, De Montfort University 

14:55 - 15:55

Bradford Statues and Monuments Review

Charles Dacres
Chair, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

Penny Green
Heritage Learning Officer, Bradford Theatres

Understanding the barriers to employment for South-Asian Graduates

Urfan Faqir
Project Lead, Graduate Workforce Bradford Project, Careers & Employability Services, University of Bradford

Kath Bridger
Researcher, Careers & Employability Services, University of Bradford 

Tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities and colleagues – A research approach

Sayma Mirza
Associate Director, System Leadership & Development, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Sarah Smith
Consultant in Public Health, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership 

TimeEvent
15:15 - 15:45

10th Annual Barbara Burford Memorial Lecture

Stacy Johnson MBE
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

15:45 - 15:55

Reflections & CTA (Call to Action)

Prof. Calvin R. Moorley RN PhD
Chair of Diversity and Social Justice, London South Bank University

15:55 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Prof. Udy Archibong (Host & Co-Chair)
Professor of Diversity, Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford

Conference Subthemes 

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.

Why attend?

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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Contact us

Centre for Inclusion and Diversity
Richmond Building, University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire
BD7 1DP