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”.

Activism and Solidarity Post-Script to the “Scholar Strike Canada,” is a Brock University virtual symposium and solidarity initiative, co-developed among colleagues, arising out of the scholar strike. We are scholar activists whose daily work contributes to advocating and teaching for social change. Panelists will explore the ways they build bridges between the university and communities representing Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) while using processes intended to combat anti-Blackness, reclaim human dignity and challenge systems of oppression. Liberatory pedagogies and practices include anti-colonialism, anti-racism, critical race theory, and intersectionality among others. The panel brings together scholar activists to dialogue about the paths well worn, the survival skills honed, and sensibilities implored to continue on the path toward institutional and social change.

This event is co-sponsored by: The Faculty of Education, and the Diversity Advocacy Standing Committee (DASC); The Social Justice Research Institute, and The Human Rights Office, Brock University. The event is being organized by Dolana Mogadime (Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education) and Liam Midzain-Gobin (Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences). Read more.


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