Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm Venue: Collette Bowe Room, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS
The Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity is hosting an international workshop on the persistence of inequalities and discrimination to engage the thinking of those most closely involved with contemporary debates on equalities, inequalities and diversity, whether established academics or PhD students. Despite decades of equality legislation, inequalities at work along the demographic fault lines of gender, ethnicity and race, disability, nationality, religion and belief and sexual orientation continue to persist. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are still under-represented in company boards; sexual minorities continue to experience discrimination and exclusion at work.
The recent wave of economic recession following the global financial crisis led to the rise of anti-immigration and Islamophobic sentiment in many European countries, with significant implications for employment chances of marginalised groups. We have also witnessed the widening the income gap between the rich and poor and increasing casualization of work. In the workshop, we aim to explore why inequalities persist and in some cases amplified, and what could be done to promote equality, inclusion, diversity and fairness for all. We hope you will join us in this venture.
We are delighted to welcome eminent speakers to Queen Mary to explore these pressing contemporary issues.
The workshop will consist of presentations and discussions on the persistence of inequalities and discrimination followed by a panel discussion considering ‘what’s to be done?’ Our speakers will talk for approximately 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes questions/discussion.