Friday, February 26, 2021
Unlearning Anti-Black Racism
Nit Nitay Garabam – We Are Each Other’s Healing Herbs
In creating this learning space, we come together and pool those strengths which centre Black identity, having been distilled from our reading, research or expertise in educating for equity. We are frank in exchanging views, which allows us to both add to our information base on anti-Black racism as well as explore the impact of bias and stigma on educational policies or practices. Where appropriate, we will also devote space in examining and discussing some of the critical experiences we credit with enhancing our personal skills in areas related to the issues addressed.
Within the session, Participants will engage in collectively evaluating examples of training in anti-Black racism that educational institutions have provided. How do our institutions, we will ask ourselves, prepare those they serve to interrogate what is read? What tools do they offer for recognizing linguistic bias in texts? How do we learn to decode images which hide, embedded in popular culture through the technology of social media, yet frame how, as a whole, we visibly tend to interpret and respond to Black presence in our lives?
Each activity offered in this valued time set aside for working together is designed with a particular emphasis on fine-tuning culturally-respectful responses to anti-Black racism. Our aim is to serve our educational community as it moves ahead on related issues. It is assumed that while different sectors may employ diverse strategies, they all remain committed to processes that equip members of their communities to implement significant, durable and psychologically-challenging change.The Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series is co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA), and the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA).
Friday, March 12, 2021
Creating Braver Spaces to Deal with Critical Incidents in the Classroom
In this workshops participants will have an opportunity to examine anti-Black racism and how it manifests in the post secondary Classroom. The notion of safe space will be debunked and the participants will explore the use of self as an instrument of change to create braver spaces to address critical incidents of anti-Black racism in the Classroom.
Issari, Sasan, Bernard, Wanda Thomas & Power, Aimee (2018). Braver Spaces in Social Work: Exploring Student Learning About Privilege and Microaggressions. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege Journal, Volume VII, Issue 1, August 2018, p 38-57.The Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series is co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA), and the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA).