Dr. Eva Jewell of Yellowhead Institute and X University will speak on how racism is a design element, not a flaw, of settler colonial states like Canada, and how participants can work to personally embody anti-oppressive practices.
The Taking Action! speaker series features activists from around the world sharing their successes and strategies for effective anti-racism work. These lectures go beyond identifying the problems of racism, hate and discrimination. They focus on ways we can take action, adapting these activists’ strategies to take a decolonized approach to anti-racism work in communities across B.C.
The Taking Action! series is part of a partnership between SFU and the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, a provincial government program that connects B.C. communities with support, information and training to prevent and respond to incidents of racism and hate. With this partnership, SFU aims to build reciprocal relationships that combine the university’s research expertise with the knowledge and experience of community activists who have been leading anti-racism work in B.C. for years.