Earth Talk: Bristol Decolonising Network



7 – 8pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021


Tryphosa Bennett, Terra Glowach, Tanisha Hicks-Beresford


Dartington Trust, South Devon


Free, with donations welcomed (you will be given the opportunity to donate during checkout)

About this event

Curriculum is a story we teach children to prepare them for life, work and further study in our society. This talk looks at the current problems within the curriculum, classroom practice and the ways in which we can challenge it.

There will be a Q&A at the end of this talk.

This event is part of Black Atlantic, a new decolonial cultural project at the intersections of race, art, ecology and climate justice.


Tryphosa Bennett

Tryphosa Otieno Bennett  B.Ed(Hons), PGCE, M.Ed. is a Teacher of English at Severn Vale School in Gloucestershire and a keen student and teacher of post-colonial African Literature, with her focus being on regaining the African voice through Literature and Media.

Terra Glowach

Terra Glowach is an English Subject Leader with 20 years experience teaching, training and coordinating programmes in Canada, Japan, Ethiopia, India and the UK. She most recently worked as a Lead Practitioner for decolonising the curriculum across her trust, with a particular focus on combating the racism faced by Somali students in Bristol. Terra has recently founded the Bristol Decolonising Network to platform the work of teachers as researchers, community workers and disciplinary experts. 

Tanisha Hicks-Bereford

Tanisha Hicks-Bereford has been teaching for two years and working in education for seven years. She is currently co-chair of a trust BAME network committee, a Lead Citizenship teacher, and passionate about decolonising the curriculum.

about black atlantic

Black Atlantic is a new decolonial arts partnership, co-established by UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre, Serpentine Galleries, Royal Court Theatre and Dartington Trust that aims to strengthen the role of arts and culture in advancing social and climate justice. Additional partners include Cafe OTO/OTO Projects, Verso, Lawrence & Wishart Books, LUMA Arles and the Stuart Hall Foundation.


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