Campaigns | Black Lives Matter


Events in 2020 have shown there needs to be change. This needs to be nationally and particularly within small communities such as Bath Spa. 

Racism is a huge issue at Bath Spa University, and one that we have been raising for a long time. Like many of you, we have had enough and want to work even harder to tackle it.

Enough is enough. We promise to continue to pressure the University and fight any resistance to change we may come across. We are also committed to improving our Students’ Union and addressing any barriers black students face.

We started this campaign by hosting an online Anti-Racist forum on Friday 12th June so that together we can map the actions, we as your Students’ Union, can take forward to create change and tackle racism at Bath Spa University.

We are committed to taking this work forward and will host monthly Anti-Racist Forums during term time, as well as keeping you updated about the actions we are taking.

We want to amplify the voices of our Black community at Bath Spa and support students to become proactive allies.

We are running monthly anti-racist forums this academic year. The forums will be an opportunity for us to come together and plan the steps the Students' Union should take to create change and tackle racism at Bath Spa University. At the end of each forum, we will create an action list based on the points raised by students during the forum as well as how your Students' Union will begin to address each of these and take action.

The dates of the forums are below:

  • Monday 2nd November, 16:00
  • Monday 7th December, 11:00
  • Monday 1st February, 11:00
  • Monday 1st March, 16:00
  • Monday 26th April, 11:00
  • Monday 7th June, 16:00

This form is for students who want to submit something anonymously to share their experiences of discrimination and racism and suggest ways that Bath Spa University and Students' Union can better support BAME students.


Resources

  • 13th (Netflix) 
  • American Son (Netflix) 
  • Dear White People (Netflix) 
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix) 
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Amazon) 
  • When They See Us (Netflix) 
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Amazon) 
  • What Happens When I try to Talk race with White People (Youtube) 
  • Not All Superheros Wear capes - How You Have The Power To Change The World (Nova Reid, TEDxFrankfurt) 
  • Let's Get to the Root of Racial injustice (Megan Ming Francis TEDxRainier) 
  • White People, Enough: A Look at Power and Control (Jaelyn Coates TEDxCSU) 
  • @hillarygyebi
  • @blklivesmatter 
  • @ShaunKing
  • @ohhappydani
  • @Ava 
  • @Ijeomaluo 
  • @ckyourprivilege 
  • @kickiyangz
  • @Dontecolley
  • @stephanieYebhoah 
  • @theconsiouskid 
  • @privtoprog
  • 1619 (New York Times) 
  • About Race 
  • Code Switch (NPR) 
  • Intersectionality Matters! 
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast 
  • Pod For The Cause (Leadership Conf on Civil & Human Rights)
  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media) 
  • Seeing White 
  • Parenting Forward Podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’ 
  • Fare of the Free Child Podcast
  • Stance Podcast (Spotify)
  • Yellow Cup Podcast (Spotify) 
  • The Dope Black Podcast (Spotify) 
  • Black, Broke and Brilliant (Spotify)
  • Colour Out The Box (Spotify) 
  • Say Your Mind (Spotify) 
  • The Tea and Biscuits Podcast (Spotify)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Queenie - Candice Carty Willams
  • It's Not About the Burqa - Mariam Khan
  • Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo 
  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla F Saad
  • White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo 
  • The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla 
  • Citizen An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine 
  • The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes - Elijah Lawal
  • My Name is Why: A Memoir - Lemn Sissay 
  • The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone - Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson 

Contact

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01225 875588