Details of the working group who are curating Anti-Racism Training for all staff.
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In 2019 Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action (GARA) occupied Deptford Town Hall for 137-days, with aim of tackling institutional racism.
GARA had listed a number of demands to materialise change, all of which were agreed by Goldsmiths College’s Senior Management Team (SMT). One of these demands was "Mandatory training for ALL staff, including SMT".
After the occupation ended, a working group was established to curate the anti-racism training, with the aim of identifying a suitable provider to facilitate the training and ensure the successful roll-out of the mandatory training for all academic and professional services staff at Goldsmiths.
The College has since launched two open-tender processes, with the aim of appointing an experienced facilitator or team of facilitators with expertise in anti-racism to deliver the anti-racism training to staff.
The working group was unable to identify a suitable supplier and the decision was made not to award the contract to an external provider.
The Anti-Racism Training Working Group will identify a group of Goldsmiths academics to develop anti-racism training in line with the requirements of the Tender Specification.
Pilot sessions will be delivered to staff before the end of 2022-2023 academic year.