The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office works with its University partners to host local and international experts, academics and advocates to increase dialogue and understanding of racial equity, diversity and inclusion in postsecondary environments. See the upcoming sessions listed below.
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Stay tuned for the 2021-2022 Speaker Series line-up
October 14, 2020 - 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Way Forward: Deconstructing Systemic Racism
- Explore how systemic racism manifests within institutions and the impact of systemic racism on the lived realities of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities;
- Identify tools and strategies that can be incorporated to dismantle systemic racism within institutions particularly within the postsecondary environment;
- Learn about the current initiatives of the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate with a focus on the successes and challenges of addressing systemic racism.
Manager, Policy & Systems Transformation | Anti-Racism Directorate
Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform
November 25, 2020 - 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Critical Conversations on Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia and the Implications for Postsecondary Environments
- Increase understanding of anti-Asian racism and the relationship to xenophobia
- Deepen exploration of the overt and subtle manifestation of xenophobia and anti-Asian racism and its impact on community members with a focus on students
- Tools and strategies universities can employ to immediately address anti-Asian racism and foster inclusive environments
Barrister & Solicitor
Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform
December 3, 2020 • 10:00 am – 11:30 am • In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:
The Intersections of Disability and Multiple Identities: Fighting Stigmas, Advancing Opportunities
This event is being co-hosted with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office and AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Scarborough
To emphasize the connections between ableism and racism and the tools needed to fight stigma, advance opportunities, and increase the accessibility of racial justice movements.
Dr. Roberta K. Timothy, PhD, RP
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Social and Behavioural Health Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies, York University
Access, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, DiversityWorx
Executive Lead, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
ASL: American Sign Language will be provided.
October 31, 2019
Increasing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in hiring, admissions and culture
To provide key tips and strategies to senior academic and administrative leaders to support efforts to increasing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in employment, student admissions and institutional culture.
November 25, 2019
Responding to race-based human rights complaints: Understanding institutional responsibility
To increase knowledge on the roles and responsibilities of leaders in education institutions in responding to racial discrimination and harassment.
Addressing Anti-Semitism in 2020: Increasing an inclusive postsecondary environment
To identify strategies and share resources to address antisemitism in postsecondary environments.