Sharing Space

Anti-racist and de-colonising education: a workshop

Tuesday 19th July 2022, 10:00 – 16:15

The Association of Moral Education Race and Multiculturalism Special Interest Group is hosting a workshop  in Manchester on Tuesday 19th July to share insights, experiences and practical strategies for decolonising the curriculum and addressing both the implicit and explicit racism that occurs in classrooms.

In this workshop, teachers and anti-racism scholars will reflect together to cultivate both critical and practical solutions through dialogue which support teachers and educators to feel: more confident, better equipped and empowered to enact progressive and structural educational change.

This workshop has been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the need to respond to a rise in Islamophobia and Anti-Asian hate crime as well as ongoing concerns with colonialism.

Do you, as an educationalist or practitioner, envision classrooms as fertile spaces in which to nurture equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a particular concern for race?

How can we work together to create a humanising and liberating education for all? Please join us!

The Association for Moral Education's Race/Multiculturalism Special Interest Group

Morning programme

  • 10:00 – 10:15: Welcomes and Introductions
  • 10:15 – 11:00: Introductory dialogue activity + refreshments
  • 11:00 – 12.30: Panel One: Reflections on the issues. Confirmed discussant leaders:
    • Darren Chetty, Institute of Education, University College London, Educational Foundations and Policy Studies
    • Saima Saleh, SLE in Surrey, Local Groups Officer for National Association of Teachers of Religious Education
    • Alexandra Brown, Philosophy and Religious Studies Secondary Teacher, poet, consultant on issues of Womanist theology, Afro-Pessimism, and Decolonisation.
    • Arathi Sriprakash, Sociology and Education, School of Education, University of Bristol, UK
  • 12:30 – 13:45: Lunch and Conversations

Afternoon programme

  • 13:45 – 15:15: Panel Two: Reflections on possible answers. Confirmed discussant leaders:
    • Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, Bermuda College, Bermuda
    • Sally Elton-Chalcraft, Institute of Education-Learning, Education & Development Centre, University of Cumbria, Social Justice in Education, UK
    • Malcolm Richards, Black Educators Alliance, Devon NEU: Past president Black Educators Officer, International Solidarity Officer, University of Exeter, UK
    • Maung Nyeu, Director, Child Direct Assessment group at Global TIES for Children, New York University. Founder of Our Golden Hour, bringing educational opportunities to children in marginalized communities and underserved areas, Advisor to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on Indigenous issues.
  • 15:15 – 16.15: Words into Actions; discussion and further planning in groups followed by final plenary

Race and education related film

  • 17:00 – 20:00: Screening of the film East is East, followed by refreshments and a post-film discussion.

Conference: Moral Development and Moral Education in Global Transition

Participants are invited to stay for the special international AME/JMET/APNME Conference: Moral Development and Moral Education in Global Transition, July 20-23,2022.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors: Journal of Moral Education and The Association for Moral Education (AME), the workshop is being offered for £50 as an optional add-on to the conference. If you have already registered for the main conference, but would now like also to register for this, simply send an email saying so to

We encourage you to identify if you are an educational practitioner; you will just need to upload a short supporting statement from your employer or, by agreement, an equivalent referee.