UBC Okanagan hosts webinar series on systemic racism

UBC Okanagan hosts webinar series on systemic racism
UBC Okanagan hosts webinar series on systemic racism

How can anti-Black racism be addressed in our society? One way is through education.

This upcoming webinar will discuss the current context of continued racial stereotyping and chronic under-representation of Black populations in academia.

Two leading Canadian Black scholars will also discuss the potential for Black studies programs as a solution to this issue. A moderated question and answer period will follow.

Andrea A. Davis is an associate professor in the department of humanities and a special advisor on anti-Black racism strategy in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. Her talk—Building Black Studies in Canada: Moving beyond Anti-Racism Courses—challenges the trend toward anti-racism courses and training, and illustrates that Black life, history and culture are remarkable and deserving of study.

Handel Kashope Wright is a professor in the Faculty of Education and director for the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education at UBC. His talk—Did someone say Black British Columbia? Rough autobiographical notes on Blackness and the prospects of Black studies at UBC—will concentrate on conditions necessary to facilitate Black studies programs.


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