KCL Intersectional Feminist Society brings you the “BME Women, White Uni” conference


09:45 – 16:00

New Hunts House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College, London, SE1 1UL
KCL Intersectional Feminist Society brings you the “BME Women, White Uni” conference as a part of their work to celebrate the achievements of and highlight the experiences of Black and Ethnic Minorities women at the university and in wider society. The project began last October, after an effort to highlight the low visibility of BME women on campus (whether in photographs of alumni on the front of various King’s buildings, or otherwise), and quickly evolved into a campaign to tell the stories of the BME women at King’s. The photographs and interviews from this will be displayed online and around campus during Black History Month. In an effort to broaden the kinds of conversations that we were having, from discussion on a lack of institutional support and representation, to the kind of work that women of colour are pioneering in various fields, we’re hosting a conference at the end of October.

The conference aims to be a space to both celebrate BME women, and talk about their experiences, but also problematise the way they tend to be represented or conversations around race in academia tend to be had. To this end, we’ll be hosting a series of panels on women of colour in various fields and workshops through the day.


The day will proceed as follows:

9:45-10am: Introduction (Hareem Ghani – KCL IFemSoc Co-Vice President, Samia Gundkalli – KCL IFemSoc BME Officer)

10am-11:30am: Introductory Panel: BME Women in Academia (Niaomi Collett, Candice Carboo, Dr Deborah Gabriel and Professor Heidi Mirza – chaired by Dr Stephani Hatch)

11am-12pm: Workshops – “Why is My Curriculum White?” (run by King’s Ethnic Minority Association) and “Craftivism” (run by KCLSU)

11:40am-12:40pm: BME Women in the Arts (Cecile Emeke, Aisha Richards, Dr Shirley Thompson – chaired by Hana Riaz)

1:40pm-2:40pm: BME Women in Tech (Antonia Anni, Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Natalie Nzeyimana – chaired by Sunayana Bhargava)

2:10pm-3:10pm: Workshops – “Why is My Curriculum White?” and “Craftivism”

2:50-3:50- BME Women, the Body and Institutions (Dr Caroline Bressey and Dr Sadiah Qureshi – chaired by Shruti Iyer)

3:50-4pm: Closing Speech (Shruti Iyer – KCL IFemSoc Co-Vice President, Rachel Williams – KCLSU’s Vice President of Welfare and Community)

All panels will take place in NHH L1 and other activities in the ground floor rooms surrounding it. Lunch will be provided.

Tickets are available here

Any questions please email kclfemsoc@gmail.com!