Race equality at Surrey

Sharing staff, student and alumni perspectives and understanding of racism, and their process of learning and unlearning in moving towards an anti-racist society

Black History Month

Every year, in the month of October the UK celebrates Black History Month reflecting on the lived experiences of the black community. Launched in 1987, the event was initiated by Ghanaian born Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, a projects officer for Greater London Council. African American historian Carter G Woodson originated the idea of celebrating the achievements of […]

How racial injustice is revisited in modern writing

The SEED community wanted to discuss historical situations that have changed the way different racial groups are viewed. Although a difficult read in terms of the topic, Colston Whitehead’s Underground Railroad novel has been a best seller since its debut in 2016. Now also an Amazon Prime series directed by Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins […]

Film & TV looking at Racial Injustice

The film and TV landscape is changing in terms of the thought-provoking storytelling that speaks out on racial injustice. The SEED community wanted to open up the discussions on some of these recent works and here 3 SEED members share their thoughts on the film Get Out and Us by Jordan Peele and the TV […]

SEED One Year on

SEED (Surrey Embracing Ethnic Diversity) was formed in 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. A couple of members of staff wanted to create a space for staff from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds to share their experiences. To date, the SEED community stands at […]

Positive Words after a tough start to the week

SEED members from the black and black bi-racial community have found the comments via social media aimed at the black British footballers who missed their penalties on Sunday night upsetting. The ally ship shown and the bravery of the three young men at the eye of the storm has been amazing. As we ease towards […]

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