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Inclusive Practice in Action is our annual national event that amplifies the voices of a diverse range of speakers, explores what we mean by inclusive practice, and advocates for a more equitable music education sector.

This event is for anybody working with children and young people through music, from individuals practitioners to organisational senior leaders and policy makers. It is an opportunity to pause, reflect, have important conversations around a particular theme, and take away tools and strategies for implementing change.

Details of Inclusive Practice in Action 2022 will be available here soon.

 

Previous events include:

IPIA March 2021

Our two day virtual sit in was hosted by Brenda Rattray and focussed on diversifying the music education workforce. Prompted by the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, and the exposure of institutional racism worldwide, IPIA took racial diversity as a starting point. The event was open about the discrimination faced by Black and brown people, people of colour, white minorities, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people and women working within music education. Speakers included Asif Sadiq, Deborah Williams, Geraldine Smith, Miss Jacqui, Jamel Carly-Campbell, Dr Melanie-Marie Haywood, Dr Muna Abdi and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. You can read the full report of IPIA 2021 here. [link to https://www.sound-connections.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/IPIA-Impact-Report.pdf]

IPIA February 2020

Hosted by Talia Randall this event was themed around power and privilege in music education and was based around a ‘long table’ format. Speakers included Claire Mera Nelson, Imrana Mahmood, Mehrak Golestan aka Reveal Poison and Sahar Summer. 40% of IPIA 2020 attendees were young people aged between 18-25 and their voices were heavily present in the long table discussions.

IPIA February 2019

The inaugural IPIA event opened with a keynote from Jessica Thom (Tourettes Hero), and the event focussed generally on equality and equity in music education.

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