Events: Knowledge Equity, 2020

When: 6.30pm – September 10th 2020

Where: Zoom

They say Knowledge Is Power. But what does this mean for research & researchers? This event will bring together a number of individuals who are taking action to ensure knowledge equity (particularly in relation to race but considering the intersection of identities). The purpose is to discuss the challenges face by Black Academics and institutions in ensuring equity in the research process and higher education. The event will follow the format of panel presentations and a question format.


6.35 – 6.45: Welcome & Introduction

6.45 – 6.55: Dr. Addy Adelaine, CEO of Ladders4Action will discuss the importance of ‘inclusive accountability’ & how the situation emerged with UKRI.

6.55 – 7.15: Discussion with representatives of the 10 Black women who wrote the open letter to UKRI

7.15 – 7.20: Dr. Erinma Ochu discusses her thoughts on knowledge equity & her experience as an academic researcher & race group member of the group Tiger STEM

7.20 – 7.25: Dr. Jason Arday discusses his thoughts on knowledge equity and the work of UCU / Leading Routes

7.25 – 7.35: Dr. Hanna Robbins Discusses her thoughts on knowledge equity and the potential role of the Free Black University

7.35 – 7.40 : Dr Arun Verma, his thoughts on knowledge equity and the role of intersectional and systems change approaches in collective action

7.40 – 8.00: The panel will answer some of the questions posed by the audience and discuss next steps / how we all work together to achieve knowledge equity.

8.00 – 8.10: Closing remarks

We are awaiting confirmation of other speakers (we have invited UKRI) and will update this page accordingly.


You can email your questions in advance by emailing and putting “question” in the subject.

Tickets & Donations

There are free tickets available for this event. However, any proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit organisation Ladders4Action to help cover costs and Dr. Addy’s future work around knowledge equity.