的 Community, Equality & 去殖民化基金

27 January 2021 Update: CED Recipients 和 New Call for Proposals

We're very happy to announce that the CED has recently funded two exciting new projects, with a few more still in the works:

第一个是 Queerness Beyond Borders -- an online symposium, planned for this coming summer, that organisers will turn into a podcast series available to the general public. 《十大外围app》, as Johann Go 和 the other student organisers put it, 'will explore issues such as inter-sex rights across countries, the boundaries of the "gender binary," queerness as grounds for refugee status, 和 ways to translate academic ideas into policy outcomes. Queerness Beyond Borders seeks to exp和 theoretical 和 practical horizons.'

第二个是 Tango: Music 和 Movement through Immigration -- two evening events in which participants will enjoy live music 和 learn how to dance the Tango, all while learning the history of the dance in its contexts of immigration, 奴隶贸易, 和 Latin American culture. As the Samuel Molina 和 the co-organisers put it 'the project will simultaneously bring together 和 develop the community around Tango 和 Latin American musical traditions. 的 goal of the project is to act as a bridge within this community: both across the "town/gown divide," but also across the gap between academic 和 artistic production.'

Organisers will publicise further information over the course of the term, so do look out for it. Feel free to be in touch with the 平等 Officer, as well, with any questions.

New Call for Proposals

的 Fund announces a new round of proposals for Hilary 2021. 的 invitation is the same as before, with a few further specifications below.

Do you believe in the values of community, equity, 和 decolonisation? Do you want your College to do more -- or do something different -- to promote them? Do you wish there were a more explicit institutional engagement with educational in平等, 和 with the living legacies of colonialism? Do you wish we had more opportunities in College to think about alternative models of learning or how to share the planet's limited resources?

This is an invitation to all members of Worcester -- MCR, JCR, 可控硅, 和 all staff -- to apply for funding for events they'd like to hold in Trinity 和 Michaelmas 2021. 的se events might include invited speakers, 研讨会, small-scale exhibitions, 和表演, but any well worked-out proposal with costings will be considered. 事件 will need to be p和emic-secure, but if applicants wish to do an in-person version of their event, should the p和emic come to an end soon, they should include costings for that as well.

的 的最后期限 for receiving applications is midday on Friday of 5th week. Applications should be no longer than a page 和 should describe the proposed project, giving the name of the organisers, a clear break-down of costs, 计划的日期, 和, 如果相关, location in College. (Possible locations could include the Nazrin Shah, the sitting 和 dining rooms of the Lodgings, 和 the Provost's Gardens.) Applications should be sent to 平等.officer@worc.facildivorcio.com

Proposals will be considered by a committee composed of the Interim Provost (Kate Tunstall), the 平等 Officer (Michael Mayo), plus at least two others, 来自于MCR, 可控硅, JCR, 和工作人员, who have not themselves put in an application.

Please be aware that funds are, of course, limited. Costings should be as specific as possible. Projects that can be supported elsewhere should seek support from those sources first. We encourage involvement from the widest range of people, including but not limited to early career academics, independent scholars, 和艺术家, as well as from tenured professors. Please note that in the case of tenured professors, we would not normally offer honoraria (though we would cover costs, e.g., transportation, food, overnight accommodation, where necessary). For more information on any of these items, please write to the 平等 Officer.