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Learning Community Newsletter Week 10

Posted on 3 December 2020

All the latest news from the department

Welcome to the last week of term, everyone! I imagine you’re all looking forward to something of a break as much as I am, so I will keep this message short and sweet. 

As it’s Week 10, this is the last Learning Community Newsletter of the term - however, some events go on into next week so be sure to check them out!

Thank you to everyone who has hosted or attended anything in our Politics Community this term - despite the circumstances, it really has been a fantastic term when it comes to the number and range of events. 

I hope you all have a fantastic break, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)



In Conversation with Women in Politics

Thursday 3rd December 5-6:30pm

PhD course rep Anna Bailie is organising an event for women and non-gender conforming PGR students and staff via Zoom to discuss experiences of these students and staff. The event welcomes attendees to bring a drink of their choice and be part of a space and conversations about women leaders, their experiences and research. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for our speakers about anything from their research to something general like their favourite place to work in York! This event is designed to start a dialogue and encourage the sharing of experiences and depending on attendance discussions will take place in breakout rooms or within the main session. The four speakers will talk first with space in between for questions and the last half hour will consist of an informal chat. Anna keenly welcomes contribution for future events and is happy to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to send her an email: The first event will feature Prof. Nina Caspersen, Dr Sara De Jong, Dr Alex Hall, and is co-organised by Dr Alasia Nuti. Join using this Zoom link.

State Violence and Incarceration in the UK: Intersections of Race, Disability, and Mental Health

Tuesday 8th December 1-2pm, Online

The Anti-Racism Working Group present an event to explore how Black and ethnic minority people with disabled, Autistic and mental health identities are often caught at the intersection of structural violence, racism and ableism in the UK. This event will feature Emma Dalmayne (CEO of Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM)), Ken Fero (filmmaker, activist, and educator), and Renee Aleong (PhD student, University of York). Join on Zoom or see the event page for more. 

Making Fashion Sustainable Through Regenerative Textile Manufacturing

Wednesday 9th December 4-5pm, Online

The fashion industry accounts for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of waste water. This makes it a particularly pressing need for a transition to sustainability in the sector. Simon McQueen Mason will be presenting how the fashion might turn towards sustainability. Find out more on the event page

YHRCN - World Human Rights Day

Thursday 10th December 6-8pm, Online

York Human Rights City Network (YHRCCN) indicator report will be presented at this event to mark World Human Rights Day. The event will showcase research conducted in the city during the first wave of the effects of Covid-19, and the impact of governmental responses to the pandemic. Check out the event page for more details and to register.