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Anti racism and white privilege (Blue Badge and Concessionary Travel Team only)

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Course Types
Skype/Teams/Online Session
Brighton & Hove City Council has made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist council.

As a predominantly white council we must recognise what we don’t know, what we don’t experience and see. We need to openly discuss the language we use and understand what different words mean to different people.

To support this, we want to educate staff on white privilege, language and structural racism, As a starting point, we are offering this training for staff. This session is for the Blue Badge and Concessionary Travel Team only.

This anti-racism session has been designed to:

  • support staff to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the knowledge and skills to identify and address racism in their workplace

  • Introduce participants to the main concepts of race equality, such as privilege and structural racism within a safe, open and reflective space

The course will be delivered by Lesley Aitcheson, from training company Ceruleanblu. For the last 19 years, Lesley has provided training to range of well-respected organisations.

Lesley is a qualified and experienced organisational and learning development specialist, working with particular focus on leadership, equality and inclusion, organisational development, management skills, and personal development. 

Lesley is experienced in working in public, private and third sector organisations, including councils, universities, finance, retail, travel and space industries, the City, and in several well-known blue-chip organisations. She is also a a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a part time practice in central London.
Start Date
Wednesday 21 October 2020
End Date
Wednesday 21 October 2020
13:00 - 15:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
• Increase awareness and understanding of the extent and impact of racial inequalities on staff and service users
• Consider structural and personal barriers to progress on race equality
• Increase personal and institutional readiness to engage with racial inequalities and to develop appropriate and effective actions and solutions
• Build the confidence to engage in the debate, challenge racism effectively and promote race equality throughout the Council
Additional information

This course will run on Zoom. As this is a restricted site for BHCC staff, we will arrange with IT&D for you to have access to the course. There is no need to contact IT&D.
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Members
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Before the course, please watch this video. We will be discussing the clip during the session, so it's really important to watch in advance.

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Zoom, online learning session
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