Race Equality and Anti-Racist Subcommittee (REAR)
The Race Equality and Anti-Racist Subcommittee (REAR) is a thematic committee of the University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (EDIC).
The University of Edinburgh will take action against racism in its various forms (personal, cultural and institutional). We do not wish to be complicit through silence and inaction. We wish to establish an ethos and culture that promotes inclusion, respect and dignity and has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.
Terms of Reference
The aim of this group is to ensure and promote activity across the University to end systemic racism and the inclusion of BME staff and students. The group will recommend actions (evidence based) which the EDI Committee can take up to the University Executive. It will also oversee the Race Equality and Anti-Racist Action Plan.
The work of the group has also been informed by the Thematic Review of Student Support for Black and Minority Ethnic Students, the EDMARC Report 2018/19 sections on Ethnicity, points raised from student and staff petitions as a result of the events related to Black Lives Matter and the Equality and Human Rights Commission Report (2019) on Tackling racial harassment.
UoE Race Equality and Anti-Racist (REAR) Action Plan for 2020/21:
Membership of the Subcommittee:
Bevan, Charlie – Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Cattell, Laura – Head of Widening Participation
Curry, Tommy – School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
de Silva-Williams, Deepthi - CAM
Dora, Ellie – HR Partner, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Doughty Shenton, Dahlia – CMVM
Ghul, Rayya - IAD
Gieban-Gamal, Emma – CAHSS EDI Committee
Grewal-Kang, Gurpreet – Student Admissions, R(D)SVS & The Roslin Institute
Gray, Mohini – Edinburgh Diversity and Inclusion Network
Hale, Olivia – Research Cultures Working Group
Halliday, Karen – College of Science & Engineering EDI Convenor Holtan, Johanna – co-Convenor
Jansen, Itandehui – Women of Colour Collective
Likonde, Samantha (outgoing so perhaps just use job title) – BAME Liberation Officer, EUSA
Limke, Rashne - EREN
McKelvey, Roisin – eBASE Project, College of Science and Engineering
Norman, Steve - Careers
Perez-Espona, Silvia – R(D)SVS, EDI Easter Bush EDI Committee
Reilly, Liz – Development and Alumni
Santayana, Vivek – Joint Unions Liaison Committee
Sena, Emily – co-Convenor
Tao, Can – Racism unmasked
Vadasaria, Sharia – RACE.ED
Wallace, Caroline - Snr Partner Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, HR
to be announced – EUSA VP Welfare