Anti-racism

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 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

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”

Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW: Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?

Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW: Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?

Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?
May 29th , 2020- Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW about “How the recurrent problem of Police Brutality and killings of Black men can be addressed?”

Black Activism in Education and Community: Exposing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver with Shelby McPhee

Black Activism in Education and Community: Exposing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver with Shelby McPhee

Our special guest for this event is Shelby McPhee will share stories and comments on how to recognize and address anti-Black racism. Shelby McPhee is a recent graduate of Acadia University who has been speaking out publicly on Anti-Black racism after he was racially profiled at Congress 2019 held at UBC last summer.