In this series of podcasts, professionals from BACP and Hackney Council have open discussions and consider how we can unmask, repair and prevent the harm and trauma that racism perpetuates.
The podcast series follows on from the Anti-Racist Praxis Conference hosted by Hackney Council’s Children and Families services in May 2022.
The contributors to these podcasts, which include BACP President David Weaver and Deputy Chair Michael Golding, come from different backgrounds and have diverse personal and professional experiences of race and racism. None of them are experts, but they all share a belief that racism must be discussed in order to better understand its impact on each of us personally, in our workplaces and in wider society.
We discuss the need for improving racial literacy, considering aspects of language and the discomfort that can block active engagement with issues of race and racism. Racism, racial trauma and anti-racism podcasts: Episode 1
Race for the soul of the profession
We discuss the challenges for our professions in recognising and actively addressing systemic racism. Racism, racial trauma and anti-racism podcasts: Episode 2
Our contributors talk openly about the impact of racism from their personal and professional perspectives. Racism, racial trauma and anti-racism podcasts: Episode 3
We talk about the role of white allies in leading on anti-racist action and the importance of doing the work required without adopting roles of saviour. Episode 4
We address the roles of organisations in responding to long-standing societal disparities that result from structural and systemic racism. Racism, racial trauma and anti-racism podcasts: Episode 5
These podcasts don't aim to provide answers to the many problems and challenges that arise from racism. They offer insights and reflections that can inspire further conversations, exploration and learning that contribute to understanding of the impacts of racism and the value of anti-racist awareness, action and practice.
BACP members can also access the podcasts on the Learning centre, where you can download your CPD certificate.
Head of Service for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, London Borough of Hackney
Third Sector Lead, BACP
Author and leadership consultant at Orlene Badu Consulting
Anti Racist Strategic Lead, Children and Education Directorate, London Borough of Hackney
Group Director for Children and Education Directorate, London Borough of Hackney
Deputy Chair, BACP
Children, Young People and Families Lead, BACP
Interim Director of Outcomes Business Intelligence and Strategy, London Borough of Hackney
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, BACP
Former President of BACP
See the individual podcasts for full details