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Rosa Parks Symposium 2016

Rosa Parks. Tuesday 6 December 2016 - Great Hall, Richmond Building, University of Bradford - 9:00-17:00

This year's Rosa Parks Symposium explores the consequences of the current political and social climate including the negative rhetoric of the Brexit debate and the rise in hate crime.

It will discuss our individual, organisational and societal responsibilities in promoting inclusion, respect and a compassionate way of working and living together.

Join the Centre of Inclusion and Diversity for this symposium to help fight hate and promote a sense of belonging for ALL!

12th Rosa Parks Symposium programme
12th Rosa Parks Symposium programme
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About the Rosa Parks Symposium

The University of Bradford is proud of its innovative, comprehensive and cohesive approach to equality and diversity and community engagement, and its committed to confronting inequality, celebrating diversity and fostering greater communication and understanding in society.

To this end, the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Unit of the University of Bradford and Bradford Council celebrates the life of Rosa Parks on an annual basis and reflects on the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda.


  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration on equality and diversity
  • To explore the place of equality under the current legislative climate in the UK
  • To explore Inter-generational issues relating to the achievement of dreams
  • To identify and discuss strategies and challenges in promoting equality and diversity

Who is the Symposium for?

  • Senior Managers and members of governing bodies
  • HR/workforce directors, equality and diversity leads and professionals
  • Frontline staff in public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Trade unions and other special partners 

Official sponsor:

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Get in touch

Contact the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity for further information: