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

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers meBlack as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance,I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the […]

Reflections on SEED Relaunch Celebration

The SEED network celebrated it’s relaunch event on campus on 27th June 2022. Meeting members in person was a big step forward for SEED to discuss what more actions we could make to bring everyone together. A member said “The launch event demonstrated the importance of the group for all staff and how the group […]

Let’s talk about… Girl, Woman, Other

The SEED Network regularly select a book to read and discuss. Last month we chose Girl, Woman, Other by Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo (https://bevaristo.com/girl-woman-other/), co-winner of the Booker Prize 2019 alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. The book features 12 female characters that all have their unique voices showing multicultural sensitivity, struggle, love, joy and different […]

Reflecting on previous publications

David Olusoga has offered the foreword to a republished memoir : The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano. Visit The Guardian article David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’ | David Olusoga | The Guardian to read reflections on what this republished work matters.

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 […]

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