2024 IDERD Conference

Faith, Hope and Dialogue: Strengthening Anti-Racism Tools and Strategies for the Path Ahead

 

Deepening our anti-racism toolkits require self-reflection, dialogue and a recommitment to the principles and actions that serve to break down barriers and enhance environments that communicate we all belong. Difficult and complex events that occur both globally and closer to home have a profound impact on our university community. It is during these most challenging times we are called to re-energize our efforts and build intentional synergies that advance the journey of fostering inclusive environments in our post-secondary spaces.

To recognize IDERD, the Institutional Equity Office and the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office in collaboration with Rotman’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office is inviting the University for a day of dialogue and community gathering to re-engage our collective spirit of responsibility, care and action planning towards our commitments to equitable and inclusive spaces for all.

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Date:

March 21, 2024

Time:

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost:

Free

Location:

Desautels Hall – Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street

Audience:

Faculty, staff, students & external community

Capacity:

Space is limited.

In-Person (U of T Only): 

Registration Now Closed (Attend In-Person)  Note: On-site registration will be available at the event.

Virtual (External community welcome to join). Livestream will begin at 9:30am. Registration is not required.

Join the Livestream (Attend Virtually)

Download the event agenda for a full overview of the 2024 IDERD conference [PDF]

Please note this event will not be recorded.

If you require accommodation, please email Saimah Baig and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements. Live captioning will be available. For any other inquiries about this event, please email Natasha Prashad.


Event Emcees:

Nythalah Baker
Nythalah Baker (she/her)
Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office
University of Toronto Mississauga
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Natasha Prashad
Natasha Prashad (she/her)
Advisor
Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
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Opening Remarks:

Jodie Glean
Jodie Glean-Mitchell (she/her)
Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture
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Navigating EDI Work in 2024: Challenges and Opportunities (Panel 1)

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM

The aim of this panel discussion is to explore the existing tensions and challenges being experienced in engaging EDI work within institutions and to share strategies and practices that will reaffirm the value of institutional EDI change work for the diverse university community.

Format: Discussion, moderated Q&A and table discussions hosted by event emcees.

Moderator
Alexie Tcheuyap
Alexie Tcheuyap (he/him)
Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost, International Student Experience
Division of the Vice-President & Provost
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Panelist
Allison Burgess
Allison Burgess (she/her)
Director, Sexual and Gender Diversity Office
Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture
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Panelist
Jodie Glean
Jodie Glean-Mitchell (she/her)
Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture
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Panelist
Bharat Saini
Bharat Saini (he/him)
Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty of Arts & Science
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Panelist
Angela Treglia
Angela Treglia (she/they)
Executive Director, Sexual Violence Strategy, Prevention & Support
Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre
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Perspectives and Reflections of Black Women in Leadership (Panel 2)

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

The aim of this panel discussion is to create an opportunity for participants to learn from panelists the nuanced challenges and experiences that Black women encounter in institutional spaces, the role of champions, mentors and coaches for Black women navigating leadership spaces and the cultural changes that needs to exist to support Black women thriving in their career journeys.

Format: Discussion, moderated Q&A and table discussions hosted by event emcees.

Moderator
Cherilyn Scobie Edwards
Cherilyn Scobie Edwards (she/her)
Senior Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Panelist
Catherine Chandler-Crichlow
Catherine Chandler-Crichlow (she/her)
Dean
School of Continuing Studies
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Panelist
Sharon Grandison
Sharon Grandison (she/her)
Director, Human Resources
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
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Panelist
Janelle Joseph
Dr. Janelle Joseph (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Critical Race & Indigeneity
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
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Panelist
Lesa Williams-George
Lesa Williams-George (she/her)
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Transformative Practices
Victoria College, University of Toronto
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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM - Lunch


Enhancing Community Strategies to Address Anti-Asian Racism on Campus (Panel 3)

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM

The aim of this panel discussion is to sustain a focus on the collective efforts to address anti-Asian racism and discuss tools and/or strategies that proactively advance inclusive spaces for students, staff and faculty at U of T.

Format: Discussion, moderated Q&A and table discussions hosted by event emcees.

Moderator
Loretta Ho
Loretta Ho (she/her)
Program & Faculty Development Consultant
Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
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Panelist
Vikram Chadalawada
Vikram Chadalawada (he/him)
Director, IT Strategy, Innovations & Digital Transformation
Division of Vice-President & Provost
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Panelist
Joyce Hahn
Joyce Hahn (she/her)
Chief Administrative Officer
Division of the Vice-President & Provost
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Panelist
David Kim
David Kim (he/him)
Warden
Hart House
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Panelist
Afsana Miah
Afsana Miah (she/they)
Vice-President, Student Affairs
Scarborough Campus Students’ Union
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Restoration Through Art

2:35 PM – 3:20 PM

Join us for a facilitated space of art-based activities that centers hope, restoration and care.

Phuong Nguyen
Phuong Nguyen, RP (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Art Therapist
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