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Beyond Diversity

Friday 29 June 2018

9.30am - 4.00pm

Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Following the feedback from our landmark session ‘Beyond Diversity’ at our Social Justice conference last year, we are pleased to be offering a one day programme aimed to help organisations and practitioners move beyond limiting models of diversity in relation to race and class.

The exciting session will take a multidisciplinary approach using music, interactive activities and frameworks to provide an open environment where we can collectively move towards a proactive, critically engaged sector.

The day will explore:

  • structural racism, power and privilege within the arts
  • how whiteness shapes music education, the wider cultural sector and the cultures within the cultural sector
  • strategies to create inclusive, socially just ways of building programmes and curriculums

Who the day is for: Who the day is for: staff at arts organisations and Music Education Hubs, arts practitioners, educators and policy makers.

If you are a person of colour, this training day might help you find the language you need to address issues around race within your organisation, with practitioners on hand to offer you support throughout the day. We know that the emotional and intellectual labour of combatting racism falls on people of colour with little support, and we will strive not to replicate that dynamic in this space.


Cassie Kinoshi: Award winning saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi is a composer, music educator and band leader of the Seed Ensemble. She plays with Nerija and Kokoroko.

Pete Yelding: is a cellist, sitarist and academic who has written extensively on colonialism, and music place making.


Full day tickets are £85 – if you can’t attend the whole day email and we can arrange a morning or afternoon only ticket for you.

Discounts are also available for Music and Social Justice Network members, Wired4Music members and students. Email for more details.

We don’t want cost to be an obstacle to attending Sound Connections events, if cost is a barrier then please get in touch.

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