The Centre for Race and Culture is pleased to bring together scholars, artists and community leaders to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In this half-day event, we will host conversations on racism and building collective capacity to achieve equity and social justice in the Canadian context.
Program Outline (12:00 — 3:45 pm mountain time)
Roundtable: How to Build Collective Capacity to Achieve Racial Equity (12:00 – 1:00 )
In conversation with:
Dr. Jennifer Long, Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology, MacEwan University
Irfan Chaudhry, Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity, MacEwan University
Keynote: “Past, Present, Future: Looking to Our Past to Imagine a New Approach to Anti-racism Work in Canada” (1:15 – 2:00 pm)
Keynote and Q&A with Dr. Christopher Taylor, Department of History and the Arts First program, University of Waterloo
In this facilitated keynote, Dr. Christopher Stuart Taylor will lead us on a journey of the history of race and racism, settler colonialism, exclusion, and xenophobia in Canada. He will leave us with some ‘food for thought’ on the present-day realities of racism experienced by Black newcomers and Canadians. This action-oriented talk will challenge us to confront and challenge white supremacy in our society.
Art for Social Justice (2:15 – 3:00 pm)
A Conversation with Dawn Marie Marchand, artist, Paul Roberts, filmmaker, and Abdul Malik, photojournalist and filmmaker
Art as an Act of Social Change (3:00 – 3:45 pm)
Art-therapy, self-reflection and achieving social justice with Dr. Shiva Zarezadeh