5:00 pm
Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Opening Event – Days of Antidiscrimination 2022

Keynote and Discussion

Campus Kleve
Lecture hall, Ground floor, lecture hall 4 (01 02 002)

Anti-Bias Education: A Compassionate and Scientific Strategy for dealing with Racism and Discrimination in Educational Settings, Keynote by Dr. Prasad Reddy

Antidiscrimination and social inclusion are not automatically to be assumed to be in place because a university serves students from various nations. Racism and antidiscrimination are systemic problems and not just series of incidents. All of us are confronted with this issue – either as perpetrators or targets, as teachers or as students. In this context, the concept of Antibias Education serves as a constructive way of dealing with overt and covert biases and mechanisms of discrimination. It is a political and action-oriented strategy which focuses on various forms of discrimination based on, among other factors, race, ethnicity, caste, economic class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Thereby a critical examination of Attitudes, Power and Ideologies of Superiority and Inferiority plays a central role.

Prasad Reddy is the founder and managing director of the Centre for Social Inclusion, Migration and Participation (ZSIMT) in Bonn. He holds a PhD in educational science and has several years of international professional experience as an expert, project manager, consultant and speaker in the fields of diversity management in the non-profit sector and social participation.

The keynote is followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Reddy, Dr. Rona Jualla van Oudenhoven (Chief Diversity Officer, Radboud University Nijmegen), Ibrahim Bageya (Diversity Commission, HSRW-student International Taxation and Law), hosted by Prof. Dr. Tatiana Zimenkova (Vice-President for Internationalization and Diversity) and supported by Lidia Rosenfeld and Mia Parker (International and Political Education Department, AStA). The Opening-Event will be framed with music by Rahat and the handing over of the DAAD-Award 2022.

No registration required. All university members are welcome.

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