Taking up space: tackling institutional racism

Taking up space: tackling institutional racism

Taking up space: tackling institutional racism
Saturday 19 September 2020, 4.00pm to 5.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Saturday 19 September 2020, 4.00pm to 5.00pm BST
  • Taking up space
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Art and culture, Diversity

Join Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi and Courtney Daniella Boateng as they discuss their experiences as young Black women at the University of Cambridge and offer solutions for how we can better serve Black women in education.

A recording of this session is now available to view on YouTube.

Speakers

Chelsea Kwakye

Homerton 2015
Chelsea Kwakye

Chelsea Kwakye is a British-Ghanaian History graduate from Homerton College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge she was the only Black girl in her year group of around 200 people studying History. During her time at university, she was Homerton’s BME Officer and Vice-President of the African-Caribbean Society. She is currently studying at the University of Law in preparation for a training contract with a city law firm in London.

Photo credit Paula Abu, @narcography

Ore Ogunbiyi

Jesus 2015
Ore Ogunbiyi

Ore Ogunbiyi is a Nigerian-British Politics and International Relations graduate from Jesus College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge she pioneered The Benin Bronze Repatriation Campaign, The #Blackmenofcambridgeuniversity Campaign and was President of the African-Caribbean Society. She has since completed a masters in journalism at Columbia University, New York and is currently working as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President of Nigeria.

Photo credit Paula Abu, @narcography 

Courtney Daniella Boateng

Robinson 2015
Courtney Daniela Boateng

Courtney Daniella Boateng is a Cambridge Alumna, beauty entrepreneur and digital content creator whose ability to build multi-dimensional social media platforms has inspired and empowered thousands across the world in the areas of education, business and personal growth through transparent conversation. She is the founder and owner CDB London an online wig brand and go-to for ‘Hair Made Easy’. Her vision is to see people create and define world changing businesses, platforms and initiatives.

Booking information

Booking for this event is now closed.

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
festival@alumni.cam.ac.uk
Tel: 
+44 (0)1223 332288