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Power & Privilege – Addressing Race Equality in Health and Social Care

Members are invited to join a session on addressing racial equalities/ inequalities in health & social care through a power & privilege lens

About this event

Bring together VCSE mental health service providers in England in a facilitated workshop with the goal of shifting the main approach to race equality work:-

  • From an ego-organisational focus to system-wide focus
  • From non-racist to anti-racist

Hari Sewell, Director, HS Consultancy, will draw out priorities and inter-dependencies, bringing knowledge and experience to suggest ways to capitalise on the organisational relationships and networks present.

Included in the examination would be a focus on what does not serve us well in the race equality cause; within systems and structures, including dominant white identity. This is important because race equality work has a history of initiatives focused on BME groups with little attention on how dominant ideas about white identity have influenced and continue to influence the following:-

• what knowledge has been privileged and how this has shaped professional, operational and leadership theories and practice;

• conscious and unconscious evaluations of what is considered to be ‘good’ and how this is rated in relation to proximity to dominant (traditionally) white ideas and behaviours.