Racism affecting Black children at school to be discussed in London

An event aimed at arming parents with correct knowledge and information to challenge institutional racism at school will be held in London on 8th June 2014.

The Black Child Agenda The event jointly organised by Purple Pages, ACRIS & UK Black Links, is titled “The Black Child Agenda Discussing the issues but sharing the SOLUTIONS..!!”

The organisers say: “We know there is a serious issue with our children within the education system, things over the years have not changed much, our Boys are being put on ADHD tablets, being permanently excluded, teachers have admitted to deliberately marking down their work as they have little or no expectation of them. How do parents arm themselves with the correct knowledge and information to challenge institutional racism?”
 
This event will arm parents and carers with the right support knowledge and information around Black children within the education system and give them tools for their future.

David Gilmore, professor of Education from the Institute of Education has been quoted as saying. “Racism at every single aspect has been proven to be institutional within the education system. Sometimes racism is crude and obvious and sometimes it’s subtle. We know that it is at times written into the design of assessments and written throughout the curriculum. It is also written in the way assessments are delivered in such a way that the Black child will rarely ever be able to achieve the desired results in a test”.

The event will be held at Heritage Inn Caribbean Restaurant, 301 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 6PG, on 8th June 2014 from 16:00 to 21:30.

Click here to register to attend “The Black Child Agenda Discussing the issues but sharing the SOLUTIONS..!!”

The Black Child Agenda