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Making Space for Africa and Approaches to Diversity, Representation and Social Justice: Starting with a Book Collection

Making Space for Africa and Approaches to Diversity, Representation and Social Justice: Starting with a Book Collection

December 9, 2021 This event marks the generous donation of the joint library of Kogila Adam-Moodley (Prof. Emerita, Educational Studies, UBC) and Heribert Adam (Prof. Emeritus, Sociology & Anthropology, SFU) to the CCIE and UBC Library.

Place, Power, and the Production of Subjectivity: Taking a spatial turn in Arab Studies

Place, Power, and the Production of Subjectivity: Taking a spatial turn in Arab Studies

23 September, 2021 Examining the relationship between place, power, and the production of subjectivitya in the Arab region – both historically and today. In this panel, we engage with three scholars from the region, Dr. Omar AlShehabi, Dr. Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, and Dr. Amal Ghazal, whose writings explore the ways in which colonialism, knowledge production, and geography animate the lived experiences of people in the Arab region.

Black Underrepresentation in the Academy: Speaker Series

Black Underrepresentation in the Academy: Speaker Series

The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields.
Find out more and register at events.ubc.ca/where-are-all-the-black-people/

The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism

The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism

Professor Handel Kashope Wright delivers the keynote at the Virtual Symposium: Activism and Solidarity Post-Script to the “Scholar Strike Canada” on October 29, 2020. Keynote Title: “The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism”.

The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies is inviting you to participate in a discussion on Revd. Dr. Munther Isaac’s most recent book: The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope.

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.”    

Cities as Sites for Transformative Change: How and Why Universities can Contribute

Cities as Sites for Transformative Change: How and Why Universities can Contribute

Date: December 1, 2020

Time: 11:00am – Noon
The presenters recent and SSHRC-funded project, entitled “Transforming city governments in response to disruptive change: meeting the challenges of colonization, inequity, and climate change,” is an example of collaborative efforts between UBC and municipal governments that seeks to understand how Canadian cities can transform as they address the complex challenges of colonization, inequity and climate change. Preliminary insights indicate that city staff are under pressure to deliver on set priorities and timelines with little time and resources to reflect on the theories, paradigms and worldviews that inform their decision-making. Through a learning journey, city staff, community partners and researchers will work to unearth the structures within which cities operate and test alternative ways of defining and solving problems. This collective journey will explore questions such as: What histories have shaped our institutions? What processes have led to the erasure of ethno-cultural groups such as Black communities? How can we decolonize our practices? What collaborations are needed for shared decision-making? And what are the enabling conditions for transformative change?

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