Eva Jewell

From Structural Racism to Personal Practices: Embodying Anti-Oppression for Reconciliation

This lecture will provide participants with insight on how racism is a design element, not a flaw, of settler colonial states like Canada. Citizens of Canada (and those subjected to its power) unwittingly carry behaviours that manifest racism in our social, political and economic structures. Those who benefit from this structural racism develop personal stakes in a settler colonial system that continues to harm Indigenous peoples, Black people, and racialized peoples more broadly.

Without behavioural change, knowledge of structural racism can only lead to apathy and immobilization. In this lecture, we invite participants to learn the stepping stones for personal embodiment of anti-oppressive practices as preparation for reconciliation.

This is the first lecture in the Taking Action! series, part of a partnership between SFU and the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network.

Partners

When

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

3:00 p.m. (PT)

Online event

A link and password to access this online event will be emailed to all registrants via Eventbrite shortly before the event.

Accessibility

ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Participants will need to join from a laptop or desktop computer in order to view the ASL interpretation properly.

Closed captioning in English will be available at this event.

The event will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants after the event.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact psqevent@sfu.ca.

Speakers

 

Eva Jewell

 

Dr. Eva Jewell (Ma’iingan Dodem, she/her) is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) in southwestern Ontario, with paternal Haudenosaunee lineage from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Dr. Jewell is a co-author of the yearly “Calls to Action Accountability: A Status Update on Reconciliation” reports, and her scholarship supports community-led inquiry on topics of language, governance, and cultural resurgence amongst Anishinaabeg people. Dr. Jewell is the Research Director at Yellowhead Institute, and an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Feminisms in the Sociology Department at X University.

 

Ginger Gosnell-Myers

Moderator

 

Ginger Gosnell-Myers, a member of the Nisga’a and Kwakwaka'wakw Nations, is a Fellow in Decolonization and Urban Indigenous Planning at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Ginger is a thought leader and practitioner who brings a deep understanding of urban Indigenous issues, years of practice in bridging Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in developing public policy, and a passion for innovating new engagement processes that advance the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Further learning

Accessibility, technology and privacy

Accessibility

ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Participants will need to join from a laptop or desktop computer in order to view the ASL interpretation properly.

Closed captioning in English will be available at this event.

The event will be recorded, and a link to the captioned video recording will be emailed to all registrants after the event.

If you have any questions about accessibility for this event, please contact psqevent@sfu.ca.

Registration and password

A link and password to access this online event will be emailed to all registrants via Eventbrite shortly before the event.

Technology requirements

To engage in this online event, you will need a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet or smartphone, with speakers or headphones. A microphone and/or a webcam are recommended if you would like to fully participate in the interactive portions of this event.

We recommend that you use a computer for the best experience of this event. Some interactivity and accessibility features, including ASL interpretation, are not available when using a smartphone or tablet.

Protecting your privacy

This event will be recorded, but only the speakers will be visible in the published recording. The recording will be shared with all registrants and published on SFU Public Square’s website, YouTube and social media channels.

To ensure that we are using online event technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the event link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password-protect the event
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy:

  • We remind you that whatever you say during the event is public, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others:

  • Please do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the event, unless permission is requested and given.

If you have any questions about this event’s accessibility, technology requirements or privacy, please connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

Community guidelines

Our community guidelines are intended to ensure the safety of all guest speakers and event participants, and to foster honest, socially accountable dialogue at our events. Thank you for respecting these guidelines!

  • Above all, there will be zero tolerance for those who promote violence or discrimination against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, or disability. Anyone who incites harm towards other participants (whether through chat, video, audio or otherwise) will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or appearance. Please refer to people using the usernames and/or pronouns they provide.
  • Take space, make space: share your perspective, and make space for other voices to be heard too. Recognize that we are all here to learn.
  • Practice self-care in whatever way you need to. If you need to get up or take a break, please do so.