A CRE eConference · 4-6 September 2007
Day 3: Participation
On the last day we looked at-how mixed race people are involved in decisions about how society works, the role of community organisations and how mixed-race people participate in and are represented in culture and media. We will also look at the way community and participation have been negotiated in two different contexts overseas.
What is the role of mixed-race organisations?
- Community through Diversity: Mixed-Race Identity Online, Veli Aghdiran
- A mixed-race experience, Bradley Lincoln
- Learning about racism, Sue Funge
- People in Harmony, Jill Olumide
- It's time for foundation, Sharron Hall
How do mixed race people participate culturally?
- Identifications and cultural practices of mixed-heritage youth, Prof Martyn Barrett
- The mixed race population and enjoying art and culture, Hassan Mahamdallie
Representations of mixed-race people
- Mixed race people in advertising, Emma Dabiri
- The Need for a New Mix: Literature and Cultural Representation, Adebe DeRango-Adem
Mixedness 'communities' overseas: Anglo Indians and Mulengeons
If people from some groups are not involved in the processes of politics, public appointments and other decision-making structures, our society will never be fully integrated, and we risk perpetuating the inequality that prevents integration.
It is therefore extremely important to take measures to tackle this 'democratic deficit', to encourage greater participation by people from under-represented groups in local and national politics. This includes the lower levels of decision making, such as local strategic partnerships.
Day 1: Equality (4 September)
Day 2: Interaction (5 September)