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Decolonising the Curriculum

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University of Chester, Parkgate Road Campus

CHRITCHLEY CCR004/1 & /2

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

United Kingdom

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Decolonising the Curriculum

About the event: Melz Owusu is known for setting Leeds University campus alight with a parody of Stormzy’s ‘Shut Up’ in a bid to become the union’s Education Officer. Three years later, the south east Londoner has begun a PhD, has a Masters in Social and Political Thought and lead a nationwide race equality campaign called ‘Why is my curriculum white?’

Melz uses rap as part of a campaign to decolonise the Higher Education, performing at academic conferences and even a university council meeting.

Melz argues that HE is steeped in colonial Eurocentric beliefs and an all-encompassing Eurocentric epistemology which disadvantages students from ethnic minority and working class backgrounds. Melz will explore how HE values and devalues different forms of knowledge and questions who really benefits from the ways in which knowledge is structured in higher education. In addition, in this lecture Melz will focus on campaigning and getting key messages across to the right people in new and innovative ways.

Who is it for: Anyone with an interest in rap, grime, politics, curriculum issues, outreach and making a difference will love this innovative speaker and unique Festival event.

What you will gain from attending: A different perspective on the curriculum from a strong, innovative speaker.

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University of Chester, Parkgate Road Campus

CHRITCHLEY CCR004/1 & /2

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

United Kingdom

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