Speak Truth to Power: Forum on Anti-Black Racism
Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness are part of Dalhousie’s core values. It is within this context that we acknowledge the anger, pain, fear, frustration and anxiety that so many are experiencing in response to the unjust racial tragedies experienced by Black people in North America and beyond. We unequivocally condemn the racist acts that have sparked such broad outrage and social action.
Join the Office of Equity & Inclusion, Human Rights & Equity Services, the Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus, and the Dalhousie Student Union in this engaging online forum on Anti-Black Racism. This forum aims to hold space, provide avenues of learning and growth, and to urge all of us to take action.
As an institution of higher learning, we cannot remain silent. We have an obligation to provide an education that combats systemic anti-Black racism and all forms of discrimination and intolerance; to engage our students in critical thinking and research on the causes and consequences of racial violence, persistent disparities and social inequalities; to strive for an understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusivity in our campus culture, climate and curriculum. While we are making progress in these areas as an institution we must do better. We should accelerate our efforts towards addressing the racial disparities and racial violence policies on and off our campus and continue to add our voices to this important conversation and encourage others in our community to do the same. We will not be silent or complacent.
Online via Zoom. Link: https://bit.ly/dalforum2020
Free, all are welcome.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/251562882793403Speak Truth to Power: Forum on Anti-Black Racism