Anti-Racism: From Conversations to Action
Strategize. Mobilize. Actualize.
Proposals should connect to one or more of the topics listed below.
- Race, Faith and Inclusion
- Indigeneity and Post-Secondary Education
- Race and Food Sustainability
- International Students and Inclusive Learning Environments
- Racialized and Indigenous Employees and the Work Environment
- Intersectionality and Anti-Racism Initiatives in Post-Secondary
- Race and Technology
- Anti-Racism Initiatives and Student Success
- Anti-Racism and the Arts
- Anti-Racism and Climate Change
- Safety, Criminal Justice and Anti-Racism Strategies
- Mental Health, Well Being and Race
- Anti-Racism Initiatives: Lessons from Community and Post-Secondary Partnerships
- Sexual and Gender Identity and Race
- Accessibility and Race
Proposals should address at least one of the three themes listed below.
Strategy & Innovation:
Submissions in this category will primarily focus on various strategies, policies, evidence-based approaches, innovative techniques and practices that seek to address racial equity and promote inclusivity in a particular field. Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to:
- Strategic initiatives/programs/policies developed and implemented to contribute to racially equitable, diverse and inclusive environments.
- Programs, campaigns that address a systemic barrier and/or increase access to underrepresented communities.
- Innovative initiatives in anti-racism implemented in a particular field.
Submissions in this category brings to the forefront missing conversations on the nuances, gaps and opportunities that are not commonly highlighted within the scope of anti-racism practice. Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to the following:
- Topic(s) that relate to the field of anti-racism that is often lacking from the main narrative, for example: Anti-Racism in Sex Education.
- Challenges for engagement within the scope of anti-racism practice in a particular field.
- Opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships in anti-racism practice.
Lessons from Community:
Within this category proposal submissions focus primarily on action-oriented community initiatives, collaborative partnerships that involve community members and by extension their stakeholders in addressing racial barriers. Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to the following:
- New or existing partnerships or collaborations across sectors.
- Successes and lessons learned from community on anti-racism initiatives.
- Initiatives that have fostered deeper ties between community organizations and post-secondary institutions to increase access and share resources.
Submissions are welcomed from:
- University of Toronto faculty, researchers, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate)
- Faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) from other academic institutions and colleges
- Community members including community based agencies and organizations
- Representatives of provincial and federal ministries, agencies, boards, commissions and foundations
Proposals should include:
- Name, position/organization and contact information of all (co)presenters.
- A 200 word description of the presentation proposal with reference to the conference theme, topic and how your presentation may further best practices in anti-racism initiatives.
- Three learning objectives that participants will gain from attending your session.
- Your proposed session format
Sessions will be a maximum of 60 minutes in length. The session’s formats are as follows:
- Interactive workshop
- Panel discussion
- Research paper presentation
- Presentations on arts-based installations and new media (poetry, posters, songs, dance, audial-based media such as podcasts, visual-based media such as film, and other new media
presented in partnership with:
The deadline for submissions is November 22, 2019.
Accepted proposals will be contacted no later than December 18, 2019.
For questions or further information please contact Nikki Samuel: firstname.lastname@example.org