Invitation to attend SWEC’s “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”

Dear Colleagues,

This year the Status of Women and Equity Committee is hosting training workshop is entitled “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”. The workshop will be open to all members of OCUFA. So we would like to encourage you to invite your colleagues and share the information with your faculty association membership. Attached to this email is a shareable invitation to register for the workshop which you can use for contacting your members. Please register for the workshop here as soon as possible.

The workshop will be facilitated by Paige Galette who fights tirelessly for social justice – through Black liberation, the Queer movement, the Women’s movement and organized labour. You can read Paige’s most recent essay in Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada. The workshop will aim to give participants tools to combat anti-Black racism in their roles as faculty, in their associations, on campus, and beyond. Participants will be given time to reflect and ask questions throughout the session. In order to help Paige tailor the session to meet the needs of participants, we encourage you to register early and to fill out the short questionnaire on the registration page.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions you may have.



Cheryl Athersych

Executive and Special Projects Coordinator

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

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