In Conversation: How can we learn from the daily household behaviours of diverse communities in the UK?
|Dates:||20 April 2021|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|How much:||Free - Registration Required|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
If we are to ‘build back better’, we need to rethink our approach to local policymaking to prevent the continued marginalisation of racialised communities. This means, as we look to address climate change, we need to consider race in relation to sustainability in order to disrupt and rethink current understandings.
In this "In Conversation" we look at the narrow, one-size-fits-all framing that currently limits sustainability policies, and argue why we should - and how we can - find ways to better engage, and learn from the diverse communities that make up the UK.
Join Policy@Manchester for this event with three academics from the Sustainable Consumption Institute in conversation about these issues, drawing on their research and practical experience.
Dr Sherilyn MacGregor has studied environmental politics in Canada and the UK for twenty years and is now leading an innovative project researching everyday sustainability with immigrant communities in Manchester. She will be joined by Dr Nafhesa Ali, who has been working with local authorities in Huddersfield and Sheffield to challenge the exclusivity of local and national policymaking around sustainability, and BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Power List’s Zarina Ahmad, who has spent the last ten years in the third sector engaging with ethnically diverse communities in Scotland on climate change and other environmental justice issues.
The short presentations will be followed by a Q&A.
If you would like to attend please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: Free - Registration Required
Travel and Contact Information
Via Zoom - Link provided following registration via email@example.com