EREN Events

Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) Events

EREN Events

Lead: Lena Lorenz


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EREN Lunchtime Biography series

The EREN Lunchtime Biography Series highlights and celebrates the careers and achievements of our colleagues. Each session runs on Thursdays from 12:30 - 13:15 GMT.

Previous Lunchtime Biography Events


In spring 2021, we launched the EREN Lunchtime Biography series, a bi-monthly series of talks which highlight and celebrate the careers and achievements of our colleagues. The talks have been held over Teams on Thursdays. These events have become a regular feature of the EREN Events calendar and have featured speakers from academic and professional services staff.  The talks have been a welcome insightful, thought-provoking, lively and fun chance to get to know each other and share ideas and experiences. Speakers have included: Rowena Arshad, Sonia Afonso de Barros, Katucha Bento, Richard Chin, Gwenetta Curry, Omolabake Fakunle, Radhika Govinda, Jarita Holbrook, Daniel Kyereko, Nasar Meer, Aziz Sheikh, Shaira Vadasaria.


Other events

In the past, we have also organised events to marks Black History Month and LGBT+ History Month. Including:

Black History Walks with Lisa Williams: An encounter with Edinburgh's built heritage to illuminate the role of Scots in slavery and colonialism from a Caribbean perspective.

A Reggae Dialogue with Deanne Bell: A dialogue with selections from Bob Marley and The Wailers anti-racist oeuvre, decolonial theory, and how we understand racism. Poetry reading with Andrés N Ordorica – in collaboration with the Staff Pride Network 

We organised a quiz and panel discussion about the Life in the UK as a migrant, which can be viewed online here:

The EREN Book Club meets every 6-8 weeks, check the details here:


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