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Conference on Racism and Anti-Racism on Campus

Nov. 16 9:45a.m.  -
Nov. 20 11:30a.m.

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Victoria Black Student Network and the VUSAC Executive and Equity Commissioner are collaborating on a University-wide two-day conference and discussion on racism and anti-racism in higher education with events on Monday, November 16, 2020, and on Friday, November 20, 2020.

On Monday, November 16 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., Eternity Martis, Toronto-based journalist and writer of They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, will deliver the keynote address, followed by a Q&A period moderated by a Vic student.

Also on Monday, November 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., a panel of Vic students will provide a holistic look at their experiences as racialized students in and outside of the classroom. This Experiences of Racialized Students on Campus panel session will be moderated by Shainiya Balachandran, Assistant Dean, Student Life.

On Friday, November 20 at from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., Dr. Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto Professor of Caribbean Studies at New College and the Director of Women and Gender Studies, and Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss Systemic Racism in Higher Education.

 We hope you will join us for some and/or all of the conference panels. We are looking forward to engaging in critical and thoughtful discussions with the University community. You can expect more conferences and programming as part of the Ideas for the World Program throughout the year so stay tuned! All conferences are free and open to all students, staff and faculty members of the University of Toronto.

Register for this conference now!

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