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Metro Vancouver Forums on Systemic Racism

Metro Vancouver Forums on Systemic Racism

Recent events have brought the issue of systemic racism to the forefront prompting all orders of government and organizations to take a much closer look at racial discrimination and develop strategies to address this long standing issue.

In response, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of forums on systemic racism for elected officials in the region featuring Dr. Handel Wright and a panel of storytellers, with discussion moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger, an award-winning CBC broadcaster. Storytellers include Neila Miled, recent PhD graduate of the Faculty of Education.

Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist

Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist

Handel Wright, Professor- Educational Studies, participated on a one hour moderated discussion (webinar) organized by Fraser Health in October 2020 on the topic “Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist.”    

The potential for Black Studies programs in Canada

The potential for Black Studies programs in Canada

Provost’s Speaker Series on Systemic Racism
Date: October 23, 2020

Building Black Studies in Canada: Moving beyond Anti-Racism Courses
Andrea A. Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, and Special Advisor on Anti-Black Racism Strategy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Did Someone Say Black British Columbia? Rough Autobiographical Notes on Blackness and the Prospects of Black Studies at UBC
Handel Kashope Wright, Professor, Faculty of Education, and Director, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, UBC Vancouver

Select Publications List of André Elias Mazawi

Select Publications List of André Elias Mazawi

A selection of Books, Articles, Chapters, Guest-edited Journal Issues, Audio-Visual Modules, Keynotes, Invited Presentations and Conference papers by André Elias Mazawi

‘Talking in/talking out’: Indigenous knowledge, filmmaking, and the decolonial poetics of visual sovereignty

‘Talking in/talking out’: Indigenous knowledge, filmmaking, and the decolonial poetics of visual sovereignty

A conversation with Indigenous filmmaker and cultural activist Dr. Dorothy Christian,  Sonia Medel and André Elias Mazawi
Office of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), Woodward’s Building, Vancouver, BC, the early afternoon of June 7, 2019.

Positioning and introduction
Sonia Medel: I want to begin by welcoming you, Dorothy, and thank you for joining us for this conversation that will form part of the Postcolonial Directions in Education Special Issue on film and film festivals. I also want to acknowledge that we are engaging in this this conversation, here, in the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) office, in the Woodward’s building, in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish, Tseil-wautulth, Musqueam and Squamish lands. This is very much a contested building and land, a reality that forms part of our ongoing dialogue behind the need for a Special Issue on the (de)colonial potential of film and film festivals. I would like to hand over the floor to you, Dorothy, by asking “Who is Dr. Dorothy Christian and why were you interested in joining us today?”.

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Guest blog by Handel Kashope Wright, Professor and Director of Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, The University of British Columbia https://www.ideas-idees.ca/blog/positioning-blackness-necessarily-awkwardly-canadian-academy  

CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko: How to be an ally

CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko: How to be an ally

June 17th, 2020. CBC Radio (CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko) segment on “How to be an ally”

Interview on CBC TV online: How to become an ally

Interview on CBC TV online: How to become an ally

June 17th, 2020. Interview on CBC TV online “How to become an ally: Educators, community leaders explain ways to stand up to anti-Black racism (CBC TV Nadia Jannif)

Tips for discussing race with kids from Handel Wright, Andrew Baron and Rhea Boyd

Tips for discussing race with kids from Handel Wright, Andrew Baron and Rhea Boyd

The worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism that began last week after the death of George Floyd are forcing many parents to address issues of race, privilege and injustice based on skin colour with their kids. Here’s how to do it effectively.

Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

June 4th , 2020. Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn. “What role should education play in righting racism”