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Thu, 29 Apr



TRJL Social Action Forum - Education of a Different Colour

Join us as for a solution-focused, action-centred forum to address the decolonisation of the curriculum in the UK.

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TRJL Social Action Forum - Education of a Different Colour
TRJL Social Action Forum - Education of a Different Colour

Time & Location

29 Apr 2021, 19:00 – 20:30


About the Event

Education of a Different Colour In the wake of global protests by the Black Lives Matter movement, there have been calls to diversify the curriculum in schools in England to include black British history and introduce more texts by black and ethnic minority writers into the the English literature curriculum.

Nonetheless, recently Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman has resisted calls to make England school curriculum more diverse, taking an all lives matter approach as she says...

“I think my message would be don’t revise the curriculum in the context of a single issue or purpose – make sure that periodic reviews take all purposes into account.” What message does this send to those facing the effects of racial disparities in education today? Join The Racial Justice League and our special guest Oriana Gowie CEO & Founder of Tuntimo, as we explore what a decolonised UK curricuklum might look like.

Oriana Gowie is a Talent and Recruitment Manager and Cultural Expert. She has been working in the HR world for over 18 years working in HR in an independent school,  charity and  number of private sector organisation. Oriana enjoys applying creative strategic HR solutions to the HR function. She has an established passion for championing equity, inclusion and belonging within the workplace, and having an open forum to discuss issues with progressive outcomes.

In January 2021, following the recent “social unrest”, and the increased focus on issues of injustice and inequality faced by the Black community, Oriana founded an EdTech platform called Tuntimo.  Tuntimo is an innovative children’s Black history platform aimed at children aged 5-11.

In light of Oriana work, she was also named one of Harpers Bazaar’s Five Black Women Shaping the Future in 2020 and continues to engage with educating young children and adults to help them reach their full potential.

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