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Interview: To understand B.C.’s Black history, connect past and present in Canada, Handel Wright

Interview: To understand B.C.’s Black history, connect past and present in Canada, Handel Wright

“If you don’t know much about Black history in British Columbia, you’re not alone. “The general level of awareness of Black history in BC is really low,” says Dr. Handel Kashope Wright. A cultural studies scholar at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Wright is the co-editor of the forthcoming book, Black British Columbia: Past and Present.” […]

Video: Putting Black British Columbia History to Work, Prof. Handel Wright

Video: Putting Black British Columbia History to Work, Prof. Handel Wright

Black History Month event on February 7, 2021 hosted by BC Black History Awareness Society. Guest Speaker: Prof. Handel Kashope Wright, Director, Centre for Culture, Identity & Education, UBC.

Disputed Monuments, Honorees, and Symbols on Campus

Disputed Monuments, Honorees, and Symbols on Campus

Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST  |  4:00 – 5:00 pm EST   Event Description: Since 2015, students, faculty, and staff have openly expressed their displeasure with controversial memorials on campus. In South Africa student defacement of the statue of Cecil Rhodes at University of Cape Town sparked the national “Fallist” (#Rhodes […]

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.

No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CIES 2021 panel)

No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CIES 2021 panel)

Thursday 29 April11:45 AM – 1:15 PM (Pacific Time (US & Canada))
  • Organizer: Esraa Al-Muftah (Qatar University / University of British Columbia)
  • The perpetual [gendered] crisis in education: A genealogical analysis of the desired ideal girl in (post)colonial Bahrain   *Sara J.. Musaifer (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
  • The political mechanisms of reforming educational systems in the Gulf region   *Ibrahim Alhouti (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Strategizing in higher education: A critical discourse analysis   *Hadeel AlKhateeb (Qatar University)
  • Academic mobility, between the past and the present: The case of Qatar University   *Esraa Al-Muftah (Qatar University / University of British Columbia)
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.”