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Anti-Racism is Our Responsibility

The School for the Contemporary Arts is opposed to racism and white supremacy, which are deeply, institutionally entrenched in Canadian culture and society. We're committed to anti-racism but we also recognize that anti-racism is – and must be – an ongoing project. We recognize that the responsibility of this work is ours and it's overdue. We also expect to be challenged if we're not living up to this responsibility. Symbolic gestures are not enough and have never been enough. As a part of Simon Fraser University, we realize that we need to transform the ways we work, from our pedagogical values to our faculty and office worker hiring practices to the overall everyday maintenance of the SCA. In the university and everywhere, it's clear that making the kinds of change we need must be radical, from the roots and foundations of our institutions up to our highest offices.

SFU Department of English's Black Lives Matter Reading List

SFU Stands in Solidarity Against Racism: Statement from the President

SFU's Resources and calls to action against anti-Black racism and violence