Taking Action To Address Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools: A Virtual Discussion

Taking Action To Address Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools: A Virtual Discussion

The Global Centre for Pluralism and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are pleased to invite you to participate in a discussion on the implications of our recently released policy brief “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”. This brief summarizes findings from a professional development online training, “Talking about Racism in the Classroom”, that was provided to 500+ teachers and administrators from across Canada in summer 2020. It presents recommendations based on feedback from the participants, and is intended for Canadian policy-makers and school leaders seeking to address anti-Black racism in education.

This discussion will focus on implementing the recommendations from the policy brief. The panel will discuss some of the challenges and priorities for the education sector and provide examples of initiatives addressing anti-Black racism in Canadian schools. Panellists include:

  • Destine Lord, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Consultant (Ottawa, ON)
  • Elsa Mondésir Villefort, Civic Engagement Consultant (Montreal, QC)
  • Lise d’Entremont, School Counsellor, John Martin Junior High & South Woodside Elementary (Dartmouth, NS)
  • Deena Kotak Buckley, Director of Instruction, Education Services for the Vancouver School Board (Vancouver, BC)

March 31, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET

This event will be in English and French with simultaneous interpretation available. Please note that the discussion will be recorded.

Register here.