Policy windows or open doors? How does anti-racism get into education?

The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU Institute of Education, is delighted to invite you to the fourth annual ‘Brian Ruane Lecture on Human Rights and Human Rights Education’ to be held on Thursday, 9th December, 2021 at 6pm.  This year’s lecture, Policy windows or open doors? How does anti-racism get into education?, will be given by Dr Lucy Michael.

While education is often espoused as a solution to racism, efforts to create anti-racist education systems often meet with great resistance. Racism is reflected in and reinforced by our education system in a wide variety of ways, and only an explicit effort to address systemic discrimination will reduce the complicity of our education system in its reproduction.

Drawing on the experiences of students and teachers in Ireland of trying to address racism, Dr Michael explores the extent to which the Irish education system appears open to those explicit efforts towards change. How well are the systemic effects of racism understood, and addressed, in state and activist responses to racism in education? And why are we seeing such slow progress in key areas, despite the availability of international good practice to follow?

Time: Thursday, December 9th, 6pm – 7pm
Location: The event will take place this year online

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vrVqtBU8S1qUA-QkaV5aLw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Irish Launch of new ENAR toolkit on computerised hiring and racial bias

It’s crucial that employers understand and are equipped to address bias in the software used for recruitment and human resource management.

In this new toolkit, we explore the role of human bias and structural discrimination in discriminatory or unethical AI programmes, and provide clear and practical steps to ensure companies have the necessary cultural and technological tools to responsibly digitalise HR systems with the help of intelligent systems.

All welcome to our launch, where we’ll address why it’s essential we tackle algorithmic bias, and how.

Thursday 1 July, 2 – 3.30pm, hosted by INAR – the Irish Network Against Racism

Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtduqqpz4iGdXW2PWJpE141bUyWGo4vr84