- July 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020// 12:00-1:30 pm (MST)
Registration Deadline: July 14th, 11:55 pm
Racism is a reality in Canada, and recent demonstrations across the country raise the importance of addressing racial inequalities that affect the lives of Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.
Join our online round-table on systemic and institutional racism in conversation with our guest speakers Noelle Jaipaul, Multicultural Liaison with the city of Edmonton, Monetta Bailey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ambrose University, and Philomina Okeke-Iherjirika, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Alberta. Aurelia Uarsama will be moderating the session.
*Registrants will receive the meeting’s link and details a few hours prior to the session.
This is the second session of our new initiative “Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations,” which is an ongoing series of online moderated round-tables with guest speakers from diverse communities, organizations, academia and the general public, that seeks to understand and address experiences of discrimination and exclusion in the Canadian context. By shining the spotlight on different forms of discrimination, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and discrimination against Asian Communities among other topics, we hope to encourage solidarity among groups and individuals interested in promoting social inclusion and equity.
Each conversation focuses on a major theme with respect to the lived experiences and realities of specific communities. We aim to highlight the very specific challenges of different communities, explore the overarching issues, and discuss strategies for education, intervention and ally-ship.
Through engagement with guest speakers, we are hoping to create a space of learning where we practice compassion, active listening, respect and humility.
*We would like to use this opportunity to thank REACH Edmonton for providing tech support for the online session.