Dayo Eseonu

My doctoral research project challenges the 'hard to reach' rhetoric of certain demographic groups in policy and explores using the case of a co-creation project between racially minoritized young people and the employment support service of a local council in Greater Manchester to explore what inclusion looks like.

About me

I am an academic researcher who will be working with Black supplementary schools in four major cities across England to support the development of their students’ racial literacy. We will be using Afrofuturist practices to help students engage with their past to understand their present and dream of their possible futures.

The change I want to see

The change I would like to see is the voices of racially minoritised communities amplified and influencing public services design and delivery. I would like to see a move away from racialised narratives and a rejection of the ‘hard-to-reach’ label which will see a change in the practices of service providers.