1. Dr Peggy Mulongo
Workshop Title: What does equality mean for me?... exploring young refugees' experiences of acculturation in UK: focus on psychosocial wellbeing
Description: This presentation aims to explore experiences of acculturation of young refugees who have resettled under the Gateway UK resettlement programme. Evidence demonstrates that young refugees’ experiences of race and equality affect their psychosocial needs in educational and non-educational settings. This presentation discusses findings from a doctoral study that investigated different acculturation strategies used, as well as their impacts on the mental health of young refugees.
2. Dr Chinyere Ajayi
Workshop Title: Working with community partners to improve the wellbeing of ethnic minority women
This workshop provides an overview of the social justice strand of GRACE and the current research project being undertaken. It also presents the findings of the research project examining how British Pakistani women speak about resilience in the face of adversity and what this means for social care practitioners.
3. Mr David Knight
Workshop Title: Culture, Arts and Community
This workshop will critically explore the construction and dissemination of culture and art as seen through a racial lens. It will also examine the importance of public engagement with academic research and the ways in which communities / community groups can get involved through the Application, Beneficiaries, Communication, Dissemination approach.
4. Dr Allwell Uwazuruike and Dr Komali Kantamaneni
Workshop Title: Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Gender Inequality in Coastal Areas: A global View:
Workshop details: Hazards due to climate change including in coastal areas across the globe, particularly cyclones, typhons, floods, erosion and storm surges, are emerging as a cause for major concern. Severe disaster events have become more frequent in recent decades, triggering substantial destruction to the low-lying coastal areas and a high death toll. Furthermore, women living in several countries including developed countries suffer from multiple social, health, cultural and economic inequalities as well. These conditions accelerate and worsen women’s vulnerability and marginalisation among this coastal population. In response to this, the theme discusses a timely and critical review of climate change, disasters impact of coastal hazards on a different gender.