Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 13h00 to 14h00
Please join us at the online launch of UL’s Ethnic Diversity Forum by UL president Kerstin Mey. The Ethnic Diversity Forum (EDF) is a sub-group of the Human Rights – EDI Steering Committee and will lead UL’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion on campus in relation to ethnic, equality diversity and inclusion. The purpose of the forum is to understand and advocate for a positive campus climate in relation to ethnicity, equality, diversity, and inclusion and to make recommendations and progress actions that aim to make UL an equitable, safe and respectful work and study environment for all.
This event is to launch the EDF and highlight the forum’s goals and future plans. It will include UL EDI Director, Dr. Marie Connolly and Forum Co-Chairs, Yoga Nathan and Mamobo Oghene Ogoro.
Our keynote speaker Dr. Amanullah De Sondy will be discussing his Insights and Reflections on Race and Ethnicity in the HE Sector. Dr. Amanullah De Sondy is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College Cork and holds a concurrent B.A in Religious Studies and Education Studies with the Diploma in Education as well as an M. Litt in Islamic Jerusalem studies.
The event will include an exciting panel discussion facilitated by Mamobo Ogora with Sandrine Ndahiro, Catherine Osikoya, and Omar Saal on ‘The Intersectional perspective on ethnicity’.
Our panellists include Mamobo Ogoro a UL Social Psychology & Applied Linguistics PhD candidate and Deputy Chair of the EDF; Sandrine Ndahiro a UL English Literature Ph.D. student, Catherine Osikoya is a UL Architecture Graduate and Omar Saal a UL PhD candidate in the School of Law and Department of Sociology.