MK College students contribute to short film calling for action against racism
| College Life, Community, EDI
MK College students have contributed to a “We Are the Change”, a short film exploring the racism and microaggressions experienced by young people in Britain.
The film was created by the Student Commission on Racial Justice and discusses the types of racism and microaggressions experienced by young people from minoritised ethnic groups, and how more needs to be done in calling it out.
Recruited by Leaders Unlocked in partnership with 10 colleges across England – including MK College – the Student Commissioners are bringing the voices of thousands of young people to the debate about racial justice in England.
The Student Commission on Racial Justice, now in its third year, has explored racial disparities in education across key areas:
- Teaching and Learning
- Support, Safety and Wellbeing
- Events, Social Life and College Culture
- World of Work and Aspiration
- Complaints Structure and Process
Fahad Thabit, a student at MK College, commented: “It’s been an honour that I will carry with me my entire life, having been able to contribute to the cause of racial justice through this film. I hope that with the launch, any doubts people had towards the current injustices and flaws in our system designed on outdated nonsensical bias, can become the spark to the flame of conviction, allowing people to truly understand and believe in delivering racial equality in education for all.”
Arv Kaushal, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at MK College Group, added: “WOW. This is powerful, emotive, and so insightful… So proud of all the Student Commissioners!”
The film is available to view at https://youtu.be/vTMcHj2Wixk
The Commission have developed national recommendations for change that will be delivered to decision-makers in a Manifesto for Action and showcase event on Thursday 25th May 2023.
For the Commission’s previous recommendations that cover the key sectors; Education, Policing & Justice, Employment and Health, please see ‘A Platform for Young People’s Voices on Racial Justice 2022’.