The cafes are an open and informal space, and a real opportunity to facilitate stimulating debate, critical reflection and awareness whilst discussing a range of topics, interests, passions and so on led by participants (individuals and interest groups). They are open to both staff and students at London Met.
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Dilemmas of Decolonial Work hosted by Ryan Arthur, Academic Mentor SSPR on 27 January 2021 1pm-1.50pm
- The Big Watch 2: Gender Dysphoria (Social and Emotional Well Being) hosted by Chrystalle Margallo, Student Union President and Çinar Aydogan LGBTQIA+ Society President Wed 24th February 2021 2pm-2.50pm
- Gender Justice in the Curriculum hosted by Hareena Jagde, Fair Outcomes Project Lead (Harassment & Hate Crimes) Wed 17th March 2021 3pm-3.50pm
- Compassion in HE hosted by Kevin Brazant, Academic Mentor and SSPR and Cynthia Edo, Sabbatical and BAME Lead Officer, Students’ Union Tue 23rd March 2021 4pm-4.50pm
Please ensure that you read the Cafe Courtesies before registering and attending a cafe. Click herehttps://londonmet.box.com/v/CafeCourtesies
Take a look at recommended reading/viewing materials from the Critical Conversation Cafes: https://rl.talis.com/3/londonmet/lists/B9FD8A75-AFD4-1249-E79B-BA7A270A3970.html?lang=en-GB
Have you got an idea for a critical conversation?
If you would like to host a cafe, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Gene Huie-Manneh, Janet Douglas Gardner or a Student Union Officer. Sessions do not have to be rooted in academic theory and any member of staff or student in partnership with the Student Union, can host a session. As the cafes are short, we suggest beginning with a provocation or stimulus for discussion. It could be an image, story, poem, personal experience, quote, news report or lesson topic.