IDERD

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

ARCDO Celebrates IDERD!

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) was established by the United Nations in 1966 to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. It is observed every March 21st to bring the world community together to increase its efforts in the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and racism (United Nations, Resolution 2142, XX1).

The U of T IDERD Campaign was launched in March 2012 in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The tri-campus communication campaign is implemented annually as a key part of the University’s ongoing effort to eliminate racial discrimination and advance anti-racism, throughout the University community.

The elimination of racial discrimination and racism is an essential part of U of T’s efforts to cultivate an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment. This is noted in the University’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence.

Join ARCDO for the following programming in recognition of IDERD:

Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series • March 4, 2022 • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. • This event is in collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre
Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation: Lessons for Higher Education

Objectives

This session will examine how Canadian Muslim youth navigate Islamophobia in a Post-9/11 world. Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, we will consider how the global war on terror and heightened anti-Muslim racism has affected a generation of Canadians who were socialized into a world where their faith and identity are under siege. How can we understand the ways that campus culture has been shaped in this age of empire? How can university communities be allies in combatting Islamophobia?

This session aims to:

      • Unpack the dynamics of Islamophobia and its impact on diverse Canadian Muslim youth.
      • Examine Islamophobia and campus culture in an age of empire.
      • Consider how a decolonial praxis can combat anti-Muslim racism in higher education.

 

Speaker

Jasmin Zine, Professor, Sociology/Religion & Culture/Muslim Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jasmin Zine
Professor, Sociology & Muslim Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Jasmin Zine is a Professor of Sociology & Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is author of the forthcoming book: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation (McGill-Queens University Press, 2022) based on a 6-year study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Dr. Zine is currently working on another SSHRC funded study mapping the Canadian Islamophobia Industry. She has worked as a consultant with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODHIR/OSCE), the Council of Europe (COE), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on developing guidelines for educators and policy-makers on combating Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism. Dr. Zine is a faculty member in Critical Muslim Studies Institute on Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies in Granada, Spain. She is co-founder of the International Islamophobia Studies Research Association (ISSRA). In Canada, she served as the co-chair of the Islamophobia sub-committee of the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate.

Registration Closed

Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students and External Community
Cost: Free


March 18, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Embedding Intersectionality, Anti-Racism and Decolonial Approaches in Educational Systems

Objectives

The dynamics of power which formulate the roots of higher education impact racialized and Indigenous staff, students, and faculty in distinctive ways. Often considered at odds with one another, this session explores the synergies and connections between anti-racism, intersectionality, decolonial frameworks and approaches to EDI and anti-Indigenous action planning and structural change.

This session aims to:

    • Deepen understanding of the concepts of intersectionality, anti-racism and decolonial theory.
    • Discuss the connections between anti-racism, intersectional, and decolonial approaches to  systemic change in educational environments.
    • Discuss the role of post-secondary institutions/environments in advancing anti-racism and anti-Indigenous racism systems change.

Speakers:

Dr. Rosalind Hampton
Dr. Rosalind Hampton (she/her/they)
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Jennifer Sylvester

Jennifer Sylvester (she/her)
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Registration Closed

Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Audience:
Faculty, Staff, Students and External Community
Cost:
Free

Note: This event was not recorded. 

 


Training & Workshops • March 22, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • The following workshop is in collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre
Understanding and Addressing Anti-Semitism

In collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre, this workshop will explore the roots of anti-Semitism, its relationship with interlocking forms of oppression, and how to identify and address it in post-secondary contexts.

Shari Golberg Ph.D. (she/her)

Workshop Facilitator
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Faculty and Staff Registration

Registration Closed

Student Registration

Registration Closed

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register. Students must be logged into CLNX prior to registering for this workshop.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.

 


Training & Workshops • March 24, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • The following workshop is in collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre
Beyond the Buzzwords: Understanding Islamophobia

In collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre, this workshop explores knowledge and skills to better support the needs of Muslim students and colleagues on campus.

Gilary Massa (she/her)

Workshop Facilitator
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Faculty and Staff Registration

Registration Closed

Student Registration

Registration Closed

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register. Students must be logged into CLNX prior to registering for this workshop.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.


 

Past Events

 

2021 IDERD Impact Awards | 2021 IDERD Conference